Finding Fanon Part Two

Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

The Finding Fanon series is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. Throughout the series, Achiampong and Blandy negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and decolonisation, and how these societal issues affect our relationship amidst an age of new technology, popular culture and globalisation.

Finding Fanon Part Two, commissioned and co-funded by Brighton Digital Festival, collides Art House Cinema with digital culture's Machinima, resulting in a work that explores the post-colonial condition from inside a simulated environment – the Grand Theft Auto 5 in-game video editor. This video work combines several stories, including how the artists’ familial histories relate to colonial history, an examination of how their relationship is formed through the virtual space, and thoughts on the implications of the posthuman condition.

Supported by Arts Council England. 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

25.02.16
An Evening with Larry Achiampong & David Blandy
Toynbee Studios
LONDON UK
27.01 -20.02.16
The Mistake Room
LOS ANGELES USA
16-30.09.15
Larry Achiampong & David Blandy: Finding Fanon Part Two
Brighton Digital Festival
BRIGHTON UK
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