Larry Achiampong Relic 0

Larry Achiampong, Relic 0, video still, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Copperfield Gallery, London

This September we continue our online video commissions programme with Larry Achiampong’s Relic 0.

Relic 0 forms part of Larry Achiampong‘s Relic Traveller: Phase 1, a multi-disciplinary project manifesting in performance, audio, moving image and prose.

Taking place across various landscape and locations, the project builds upon a postcolonial perspective informed by technology, agency and the body, and narratives of migration. Relic 0, which is the prelude to the series, is a short film that moves between African and Western-based vistas and focuses of specific architectures of colonialism as delivered by an anonymous narrator.

These discoveries deliver poetic moments of the sublime, met with tales of trauma – speaking to the sinister way that states of anxiety, fear and displacement are both both generated and policed in a postcolonial society.

This October we shall be premiering Reliquary 2 by Larry Achiampong, a new commission and the latest in his Relic Traveller series. Reliquary 2 will be available to stream online via our website from 1 October 2020-31 January 2021.

Relic 0 is a John Hansard Gallery online exhibition, as part of the Digital Array programme that is supported by the Barker-Mill Foundation.

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