Ep.197 Fandangoe Kid - Ministry of Arts Podcast
In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Fandangoe Kid (@fandangoekid)
The fandangoe kid is a London based print artist who makes large-scale narrative driven pieces for the public realm. Her work seeks to smash taboos around complex subject matters such as loss, trauma release, mental health and gender constructs.
The artist has created work for a wide range of purposes, for example with her ‘Staircase of Dreams’ for London Design Festival 2020, working with young people to develop a collective narrative on daily activism.
During the first lockdown, The Fandangoe Kid redesigned nurse’s scrubs for Marie Curie x NHS London, working with a palliative care nurse via Zoom to develop the uniform, celebrating International Year of the Nurse.
The Fandangoe Kid also works in film and screened her first short Into Your Light, directed with Tara Darby, at Tate Modern and on the Manhattan Bridge, looking at dancing as a tool for survival following great personal loss.
For summer 2021, Annie launched The Fandangoe Whip, an ice cream van for mental health. The project has been commissioned by Tate, South London Gallery, Design Museum and many other institutions to deliver ice cream and workshops on creativity as catharsis.
This summer, Annie will take her project The Fandangoe SKIP-- a touring and sustainable therapy kiosk for mental health-- across London and to New York City, following a commission by BBC World Service to document her work.
Much of the artist’s work is driven by navigating her own story, following the loss of many individuals in her family back in 2011, her practice being largely underpinned by the will to create a platform for open dialogue around the still taboo subject of grief.
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