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Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s collaborative practice shares an interest in popular culture and the post-colonial position. Examing communal and personal heritage, using performance and video to investigate the self as a fiction, they devise alter-egos to point at their divided selves. This unfinished conversation reflects on the politics of race, racism and decolonisation, and how these societal issues affect their relationship in an age of new technology, popular culture, and globalisation.

Achiampong & Blandy’s work has been shown widely, with solo exhibitions at Arts Catalyst, London; Bury Art Museum, Moving Image Gallery; National Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau; Plymouth Arts Centre; Tate Modern; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas; Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago; Praksis, Oslo; Iniva & 198 Gallery, London. Their collaborative practice is represented by Copperfield & Seventeen.

Following the talk, we will open Genetic Automata – a new exhibition commissioned by Arts Catalyst – in The Project Space from 6pm.

Venue: Dorothy Fleming Lecture Theatre, Charles Street.

Wheelchair access is available via a power-assisted door immediately to your left in the entrance of the Charles Street Building.

Artists

Larry Achiampong

David Blandy

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