LARRY ACHIAMPONG STATEMENT: RELIC TRAVELLER
15–21 JANUARY 2018 AT 10.00–16.50
Join us in Tate Exchange for the screening of new multi-disciplinary project, Relic Traveller, from artist Larry Achiampong.
The work manifests in performance, audio, moving image and prose. Taking place across various landscapes and locations, the project builds upon a postcolonial perspective informed by technology, agency and the body, and narratives of migration.
The series builds upon ideas in Achiampong’s practice whilst taking new approaches, marrying linguistic threads and an original synth-based soundtrack with open cinematic landscapes.
The title-character is featured, moving between locaations across a seemingly desolate United Kingdom. Uncovering fragments of audible data as if they were clues to a forgotten Empire, the Relic Traveller soon finds themself in an atmosphere that simultaneously delivers poetic moments of the sublime met with harrowing, claustrophobic tales of trauma.