/ The Grid by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

The Grid, The Studio-LAB‘s first virtual installation launches with Larry Achiampong & David Blandy showcasing selections from their video works- ‘A Terrible Fiction’ (2019) and ‘Finding Fanon 2’ (2015).

‘Finding Fanon 2’ forms part of ‘Finding Fanon Trilogy’, a series of three films by the artists ; 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. 

In the films, the two artists negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and the post-colonial, and how these societal issues affect their relationship. 

‘A Terrible Fiction’ was a film commissioned by Arts Catalyst and was shown in their solo exhibition Genetic Automata. It forms the first part of an ambitious new body of works by the artists, exploring race and identity in an age of avatars, video games, and DNA Ancestry testing. In the film the artists attempt to address this complex history of classification and segregation.

/ THE GRID WEB_VR



About the artists:
Achiampong & Blandy have been making work collaboratively since 2013. Starting in 2014 they produced a series of films and installations under the title Finding Fanon, referring to the work of Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) the politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation. In the films, the two artists negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and the post-colonial, and how these societal issues affect their own relationship.

Their work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, London; The Baltic, Gateshead; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefied; Fact, Liverpool; BFI London Film Festival, London; Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany & Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas, USA. They were shortlisted for the Film London Jarman award 2018.

/ davidblandy.co.uk
/ larryachiampong.co.uk

The Grid/Studio-lab VR installation/made by amoeba

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