The Chapel, King’s College
13 – 15 October 2017
In a seemingly desolate United Kingdom, a child-like protagonist apparates across the landscape, uncovering fragments of data that bear testimony to a forgotten Empire. Informed by technology, agency of the body, and narratives of migration, Relic 1 invites its audience on a journey consisting of moments that are simultaneously claustrophobic, traumatic, poetic and sublime. These constructed and yet familiar feelings of otherness embody situations of colonial hysteria. Relic 1 is part of Relic Traveller, Achiampong’s on-going multi-disciplinary project, which also includes PAN AFRICAN FLAG FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE hoisted atop Somerset House in 2017.
Part of the King’s College Arts and Humanities Festival 2017
PS/Y’s Hysteria is a combined arts programme that explores health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. Hysteria is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London from August 2017 – April 2018.