David Blandy and Larry Achiampong will present their film ‘Finding Fanon Part Three: Prologue’ at Tate Modern on Tuesday 6th December, 19:30-20:30, with live music and spoken word.
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.
The film and installation will be also be on view during the day from 12:00-18:00 as a free drop in but without the live performance event. There is a £5 special rate ticket if you add the code Fanon5 at the BOOK NOW link.