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Finding Fanon Part Three Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

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David Blandy (b. 1976) is a Brighton-based artist, and Larry Achiampong (b. 1984) is a London-based artist. They have been working together exploring their friendship, and wider issues of empathy, race and power, through film, performance, and socially engaged practice.

Larry Achiampong's solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity. With works that examine his communal and personal heritage – in particular, the intersection between pop culture and the postcolonial position, Achiampong crate-digs the vaults of history. These investigations examine constructions of ‘the self’ by splicing the audible and visual materials of personal and interpersonal archives, offering multiple perspectives that reveal entrenched socio-political contradictions in contemporary society.

David Blandy has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the cultural forces that inform and influence him, ranging from his love of hip hop and soul, to computer games and manga. His works slip between performance and video, reality and construct, using references sampled from the wide, disparate sources that provide his (and our own) individualist sense of self.

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