David Blandy is an artist who highlights our relationship with the popular culture that surrounds us, investigating what makes us who we are.
Blandy has exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including Kiasma, Helsinki; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Baltic, Gateshead, and was the recipient of the Great North Run Moving Image Commission 2011. In 2010 he was Winner of The Times/The South Bank Show Breakthrough Award, and he is represented by Seventeen Gallery. His films are distributed through LUX.
Biter examines how much hip-hop has entered the artist’s unconscious mind, how stories from the streets of New York have become a part of a Londoner’s consciousness. Shot in Freud’s final consulting room, Blandy awkwardly attempts to summon rap lyrics in a space loaded with the history of psychoanalysis. Biter is an Artsadmin Jerwood Commission with the generous assistance of The Freud Museum.