A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

Larry Achiampong

A New Sound Work

Estate-wide

Larry Achiampong spent time living in Dagenham and his experience of its landscape and life there will feed into the development of a new sound work.

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. With works that examine his communal and personal heritage, in particular, the intersection between pop culture and the postcolonial position, Larry crate-digs the vaults of history. These investigations examine constructions of ‘the self’ by splicing the audible and visual materials of personal and interpersonal archives, offering multiple perspectives that reveal entrenched socio-political contradictions in contemporary society.

Commissioned by Create London, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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