David Blandy, ‘Finding Fanon Gaiden: Black Death’, 2017, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

FF Gaiden: Black Death uses a videogame 3D engine to explore Brexit, the legacy of Thatcherism and the post-colonial condition from inside a simulated environment. This video work combines a plethora of material: script-work based on traumatic stories concerning the artists’ and their families’ present situation with an emphasis on how their relationship is formed through virtual and imagined histories. Brexit has encouraged a cultural shift towards looking to the past for national identity, a narrative made plain during Thatcher’s time in power.

About David Blandy

About Larry Achiampong

British-Ghanaian, b. 1984, based in London, United Kingdom