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Black Panther with Larry Achiampong and David Blandy

  • Free
  • Screening
  • Youth event
  • Auto-captioned
  • Relaxed
Photograph of a dark exhibition space featuring a projected video on a large screen. Three people are watching the film.
Genetic Automata exhibition, Gallery photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join Larry Achiampong and David Blandy to watch ‘Black Panther’ (2018, cert 12A) and discuss how science fiction explores the themes of science, race and technology in our ‘Genetic Automata’ exhibition by artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy.

Artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy will introduce the film, take you through an activity and facilitate a discussion.

Free pizza, popcorn, pick’n’mix and soft drinks will be provided. Invite your friends and come along to this unique free screening.

About ‘Black Panther’

After the death of his father, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and as Black Panther – gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Watch the trailer.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Guaranteed place

For this event, booking a ticket guarantees you a place on the day. We advise arriving 15 minutes before the event starts to take your place.


There will be auto-generated captions for this event.


This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your curators

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Larry Achiampong

Larry Achiampong is a BAFTA-longlisted and Jarman Award-nominated artist, filmmaker and musician. He completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster in 2005 and an MA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2008. In 2020 he was awarded the Stanley Picker Fellowship and in 2019 received the Paul Hamlyn Artist Award in recognition for his practice. He has presented projects across the UK and globally, including commissions with Art on the Underground, London (2022); the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2021) and the Line, London (2020). He is represented by Copperfield, London and his films are distributed by LUX, London.

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David Blandy

David Blandy makes work that slips between performance and video, digital and analogue, investigating the stories and cultural forces that inform and influence our lives. Collaboration is central to his practice, examining communal and personal heritage and interdependence. With research spanning multiple forms of archive, from fandoms to the archive of the body, historic texts to academic libraries, archaeology and ecological theory, Twitch streams and film archives, Blandy weaves poetic works that explore the complexities of the contemporary subject. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery, London. His films are distributed by LUX, London.