Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy in conversation with Dr Marlon Moncrieffe

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe studies migration stories and national identity; Decolonising the curriculum; Critical multicultural education; Black-British histories used with the primary school curriculum and Black-British histories in cycling.

For this post he has interviewed the artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy about their collaborative project called Finding Fanon (2015-17). This series of works is 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. In the films, 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. The interview will be followed by a VR exhibition of the work in September, to be launched as part of new project developed by Louise Colbourne and funded by the Universities Research and Enterprise award and Creative Futures. David and Larry continue to work together and have show coming up in Art Exchange in Colchester this October.

Read the full piece on the Crossing Cultures blog

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