Artists’ Talk: Larry Achiampong and David Blandy
6:00 – 7:00pm UK time, on Zoom.
Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy are joined by film critic Ashley Clark to discuss their latest film, A Lament for Power. Alongside Emma MacNicol, our moderator for this evening’s event, they will expand on the ideas and inspiration behind the artist’s latest commission.
Made in collaboration with academics from the University of Essex, A Lament for Power explores the ethics of scientific discovery and the complex relationship between science, politics and race in our everyday lives. Weaving together images from sources that include the gaming world’s ‘Resident Evil 5’, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy create a space to make visible the sometimes murky world of scientific research as they probe at the economic and racial divides that underpin our social structures. Our panel will discuss making visible the invisible through A Lament for Power’s focus on Henrietta Lacks, and its questioning of whose interests are being served.
We look forward to seeing you there! Register on Zoom to book your place.