Step inside the troubled life and influential work of one of our generation’s most controversial and prolific artists, Franko B. The unprecedented use of his own blood in live performance is just one of many radical and groundbreaking tropes that define Franko’s work – work founded on pushing the physical and emotional limits of himself, his audience, the art world, and culture-at-large.
A feature documentary, Love + Blood telegraphs Franko’s 30-year career from its unlikely origins inside the punk/queer squats of Brixton in the late 1970s to the world’s most significant museums like the Tate Modern in the 21st century. Simultaneously, we travel with Franko to Italy as he attempts to reconnect with the family that abandoned him as a child, confronting the people and issues that inspired an extraordinary life.
Nathaniel Walters – Director
Marc Smolowitz – Producer
Franko B – Key Cast