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The Relic Quadrilogy + discussion: Afrofuturism Now?

 
 
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RUN TIME: 48min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $16
MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Post-screening discussion on Afrofuturism
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Larry Achiampong | 2017—2019

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Part of a sprawling, ongoing multimedia project by artist Larry Achiampong, these four films imagine a future in which the global West has begun a decline into obsolescence, while a unified Africa ascends into prosperity, harmony, and a leadership role in the world, an Afrofuturist utopia in which so-called Relic Travellers journey across Britain and the world collecting the remnants and testimonies of a colonialist past. Layering image, voiceover, and evocative music to create an immersive audiovisual experience, the four Relic films are both hopeful visions of a rising Africa and mournful elegies for a tragic past.

Series programmer Ashley Clark will be joined by New York-based artist and interactive designer Ayodamola Okunseinde to discuss Afrofuturism as an idea and as a line of theoretical, political and aesthetic inquiry across multiple disciplines, from art through technology and philosophy.

 
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