When: 16th November – 1st December 2018
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Tickets cost £15 – £30
What is it?
Al has a secret. He can fly. To break the news to his family and friends, he’s made a graphic novel and is going to turn it into a blockbuster movie.
Follow Al’s journey as mythology and pop culture collide in a multi-art form mash up that explores power, mental health and representation.
SUPERBLACKMAN forms the core of Lekan Lawal’s programme of work, which is focused on wellbeing, mental health and the role publicly funded buildings play in promoting social cohesion. SUPERBLACKMAN takes place in BAC’s reborn Grand Hall, as part of the Phoenix Season, and features an intergenerational choir made up of members of the local community.
SUPERBLACKMAN focuses on issues of race and mental health as a framework to interrogate a wider question; how do the fictions that we create, the entertainment we absorb and the history we accept impact on social cohesion and equality?
On Fridays and Saturdays, SUPERBLACKMAN will be followed by SUPERBLACKMAN LATES, an invitation to party into the early hours with artists and DJs, immersed in an audio-visual mixtape inspired by SUPERBLACKMAN.
The development of SUPERBLACKMAN has been supported by the Wellcome Trust and is being made with input from national and internationally based mental health practitioners exploring these trends, which are consistent across the UK, Europe and America.
More info: www.bac.org.uk