Tate Modern Performance

Finding Fanon With Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

Finding Fanon 2016 UHD Digital Video screenshot Courtesy of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy Photo Claire Barrett

Become part of the story in a new live work by Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

Incorporating music, spoken word and large-scale video projection, the performance reflects on how the politics of race affect relationships in an age of technology and globalisation. Gathering around a makeshift shelter, immerse yourself in a dystopian alternate reality, as lines are blurred between performers and the audience.

The Finding Fanon project is inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon (1925–1961), a radical humanist, psychiatrist and writer whose work explored the mental distress caused by colonisation and the consequences of decolonisation. Achiampong and Blandy re-interpret Fanon’s ideas, thinking through how they are relevant to their friendship, and for society today.

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Blavatnik Building, Level 5

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Date & Time

6 December 2016 at 19.30–20.30