Visiting Practitioners Series: Larry Achiampong
22 February, 2pm
London College of Communication, Lecture Theatre B
This event is free and open to all. If you do not have a UAL student or staff ID card please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Larry Achiampong’s solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity – in particular, dichotomies found within a world dominated by social media and digital frameworks. Given the increase of information sharing enabled by the internet and the attendant rejection of a one-size-fits-all version of history,Achiampong is increasingly interested in what new truths or versions become available, the multiple possibilities that are created and maintained in the digital realm and the consequences related to ‘IRL’ or ‘In Real Life’. Achiampong crate-digs the vaults of history, splicing audible and visual qualities of the personal and interpersonal archive-as-material – offering multiple dispositions that reveal the socio-political contradictions in contemporary society.
Image credit: Lina Lapelyte