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FINDING FANON: FILMS, TALKS & VINYL PRESENTATION

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AN EXPLORATION OF RACE, IDENTITY AND GLOBALISATION

Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy present Finding Fanona moving exploration of race, identity and globalisation inspired by the radical thinker Frantz Fanon.

Join us for the launch of the double LP of music from the series, Finding Fanon Sequence, and screenings of all three Finding Fanon films, followed by conversation between the artists and Lighthouse Associate Artistic Director, Elijah.

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SCREENINGS: FINDING FANON TRILOGY

In the film trilogy, Achiampong and Blandy examine the politics of race, racism and decolonisation, and how these issues affect their relationship to each other. Their conflict is played out through scripts that meld found texts and personal testimony. Navigating hidden and traumatic stories that connect the past, present and future, Finding Fanon questions the promise of globalisation, becoming a search for authenticity in a radically interconnected yet ambiguous world. Watch the preview of Finding Fanon Part One.

VINYL PROJECT: FINDING FANON SEQUENCE

Larry Achiampong has been working with audio for the past ten years, and has produced three vinyl records that traverse the art gallery, online, archival and domestic contexts using originally built scores, sampled audio and field recordings.

In Finding Fanon Sequence Achiampong and Blandy have collected a number of the collaborative synth-based compositions from the Finding Fanon films, interspersed with segments of the narrative, creating an audio version of the Finding Fanon series. This is being launched at Lighthouse as a 300 limited-edition run gatefold double LP, pressed as a two-tone black and white vinyl.

The recording will be played, and available to purchase for £20, at the event.

TALKS WITH THE CREATORS

After each screening, Lighthouse Associate Artistic Director Elijah will join the artists to discuss their creative partnership, their use of technology – Finding Fanon Part Two was made entirely within the Grand Theft Auto videogame engine – and how the work relates to the current political landscape.

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Screenshot from Finding Fanon Two, created using the Grand Theft Auto videogame engine

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Larry Achiampong is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and worldwide including The Diaspora Pavilion, Venice Biennale; Tate Britain/Modern, and ICA, London; and the Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation, Accra, Ghana. Achiampong has been working with audio for the past ten years combining original scores, sampled audio and field recordings.

David Blandy has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide such as Tate Modern, London; Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; MoMA PS1, New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China.

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