Continuing from the ‘First Phase’ of ‘Relic Traveller’ (2017), Achiampong's afro-futurist multi-site project comprised of performance, audio, moving image and prose used themes of lost testimony, fallen empire and displacement to deconstruct the architectures of colonialism. This installation marks the beginning of ‘Phase 2’ by introducing a new flag, text and audio-visual performance components.
The new 'PAN AFRICAN FLAG FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS’ ALLIANCE (MOTION)' is a core element of ‘Relic Traveller: Phase 2’. Configuring pan-African colours, ideology and symbolism to form an icon of unified and self-determined emancipation. Referencing the African sun and potentials of interstellar travel, the black disc is a means of leaving the ruins of historical imperial landscapes. The design features 54 stars representing each country of Africa, yellow gold for a new day and prosperity with the colours green, black and red reflecting its land, peoples and the struggles the continent has endured.
Achiampong (b. 1984, UK) completed a BA in Mixed Media Fine Art at University of Westminster (2005) and an MA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art (2008). He lives and works in London. Achiampong currently serves on the board of trustees at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and is represented by
C Ø P P E R F I E L D.