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Larry Achiampong: A Letter, A Pledge

Stanley Picker Fellow Larry Achiampong’s show centres around two moving image works, processing the imprints of depression, inherited trauma, digital anxiety and Black Masculinity. The films delicately unfurl the tensions of dislocation, lost kin and grief, while placing the visitors in an environment filled with sculptural elements, Ashante stool, games and karate mats, reflecting on the Okinawan karate’s ‘hard-soft style’.

A Letter (Side B) 20 mins (2023) looks at the affective impact of history, immigration and geographical separation on two brothers living in Britain and Ghana. A Pledge 20 mins (2024) is a new work that explores the interconnected states of generational trauma, mental and physical health and communal agency. 

Stanley Picker Gallery, until 28th March ‘24. Free entry.

Image: Larry Achiampong, A Pledge (2024), film still from 4k single channel video with stereo sound. © Larry Achiampong & Copperfield London. Commissioned by Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University.



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