Finding Fanon through the world of Grand Theft Auto

Finding Fanon through the world of Grand Theft Auto

‘Finding Fanon’  is the first part in a series of works by artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy; inspired by the lost plays of Frantz Fanon, (1925-1961) a politically radical humanist whose practice dealt with the psychopathology of colonisation and the social and cultural consequences of decolonisation.

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In the film, the two artists negotiate Fanon’s ideas, examining the politics of race, racism and the post-colonial, and how these societal issues affect their relationship.

Their conflict is played out through a script that melds found texts and personal testimony, transposing their drama to a junkyard houseboat at an unspecified time in the future. Navigating the past, present and future, Achiampong and Blandy question the promise of globalisation, recognising its impact on their own heritage.


H/T OkayAfrica


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  1. Rusty

    December 15, 2016 at 2:50 am

    The exiptrese shines through. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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