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FINDING FANON: Films, Talks & Vinyl Presentation
- 29 June 2017 6:30-9:30pm
The official launch of vinyl double album, Finding Fanon Sequence, alongside a screening of the Finding Fanon film trilogy – shown together for the first time at Tate Modern in May – followed by conversation between creators Larry Achiampong and David Blandy and Lighthouse Associate Artistic Director, Elijah.
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.
VINYL PROJECT: FINDING FANON SEQUENCE
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.
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.
Date: Thursday 29 June
Times: 7pm – 9.30pm (doors and bar 6.30pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, Brighton
Further information: http://bit.ly/FindingFanon
28 Kensington Street
Brighton & Hove