The Fandangoe Kid

Tender Hearted Bold Moves

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3rd December 2020 / Pamphlet / Rough Trade Books

The Fandangoe Kid

Tender Hearted Bold Moves


Rough Trade Edition No.39

Tender Hearted Bold Moves tells the story of The Fandangoe Kid and her inimitable sister Sonia, who she lost in an accident in New York City’s East River in 2011.

Taking the form of loving directives, mixtape instructions and advice on being in the world, Sonia’s words and memory are bound into a visual narrative that explodes with love, grief, music and tenderness.

‘I catch your eye across the room. One glance is enough to know you’ve got my back.’

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, most recently with her ‘Staircase of Dreams’ for London Design Festival 2020, working with young people to develop a collective narrative on daily activism.

In 2019, she installed an 80 metre narrative on the entire floor of City Hall for Sadiq Khan’s charity Thrive Ldn, about the power of dancing for mental health. The installation was called ‘The Language is Movement’ and she presented it to Sadiq himself, having worked with young Londoners for months prior to the install to talk to them about what dancing means to them.

She has worked with young people in Hackney and inner-city London for over a decade, her remit being to encourage young people from all backgrounds to know themselves better through their creative practice.
Format /Pamphlet
Released /3rd December 2020
Catalogue / 9781912722891
Barcode / 9781912722891
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