David Blandy

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Blandy investigates the different modes of popular moving-image; such as television series, documentaries, anime, music videos, video confessionals and computer game narratives. Within each work he places himself as the alienated subject in a prefabricated cultural landscape, traversing the visual space between ourselves in relation to culture represented through various mediated means. A recent project Helix, a collaborative digital graphic novel created by Blandy, scientist and writer Adam Rutherford and illustrator Daniel Locke, told the history of DNA from the perspective of a 500-year-old man kept alive by genetic therapy. The story spanned 40,000 years– from ancient chimera, to modern-day spider goats, to a future human being.

Blandy has had solo shows at Bloomberg SPACE, London; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany; Spike Island, Bristol; Turner Contemporary, Margate; 176 Project Space, London and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. He holds a BA from Chelsea College of Art and a MA from Slade School of Art.

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