Larry Achiampongsm
Workshops & Courses

Let My Ears Be of Service

For this online work­shop, Lar­ry Achi­ampong places him­self as the artist in a posi­tion to lis­ten your expe­ri­ences, ques­tions and worries.

Friday 20 May 2022 7pm-9pm AND Friday 27 May 2022 7pm-9pm on Zoom

CAMP members £13 // non members £40

In these sessions, Larry Achiampong places himself as the artist in a position to listen to the experiences, questions and worries of the prospective mentees/artists that he will work with. Larry will offer participants a specific amount of time in which they can ask him any question relating to the Art scene – regarding their career, concerns, thoughts, doubts, and general advice. He will then respond to the question with his expertise and knowledge not just as an artist, but also with his experience of being a tutor for the last 4 years at RCA.

Participants should prepare specific questions they want to discuss in advance of the session. Participants need to commit to BOTH sessions (we could only add the first date to this online listing).

Session one – Friday 20 May 2022 7pm-9pm
Larry introduces himself and his practice to the mentees, followed by introductions from everybody and their respective practices. Participants will then ask their pre-prepared questions to which Larry will respond with his advice and perspective. And the end of the first session, the mentees will be asked to think about a subject or conversation related to the art scene and the future thereof (this might relate social, economical, mental or other subjects) and how this might affect them/us all. Larry will lead, and encourage group participation and response.

Session two – Friday 27 May 2022 7pm-9pm
In the lead-up to the second session Larry will ask the mentees to send any materials (links, videos essays – no more than 3 pieces of information) in a group email, so that the group might familiarise themselves with the information. During session two Larry will lead and encourage group participation and response. (Note: the group may not get through every topic, but this is to encourage continued group discussion beyond the second session.)


Larry Achiampong’s solo and collaborative projects employ film, still imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance, objects and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, gender, cross-cultural and post-digital identity.

With works that examine his communal and personal heritage – in particular, the intersection between Popular culture and the post-colonial position, Achiampong 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 the deeply entrenched inequalities in contemporary society.

Achiampong recently shot his first feature and most ambitious film to date – Wayfinder. Set during a pandemic, the film tracks the movements of its central protagonist – The Wanderer, a young girl (played by Perside Rodrigues), on an intrepid journey across England. Travelling from North to South, The Wanderer passes through different regions, towns and landscapes, encountering people, stories and situations on her way. Presented across six chapters, including ‘The North’, ‘The Land of Smoke’ and ‘The Kingdom of the East’, this epic film builds a dialogue around the themes of class and economic exclusion, belonging and displacement, cultural heritage and the meaning of home.

Recent solo exhibitions include Wayfinder, Turner Contemporary/MK Gallery/BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2022-2023); Relic Traveller: Where You and I Come From, We Know That We Are Not Here Forever, Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (2021); Beyond the Substrata, Copperfield Gallery, London(2020).

This talk will take place on Zoom, using video & audio, and you will be asked by the workshop leader to contribute either by voice or text chat. You are very welcome to bring a support worker with you to the session. There is live-captioning (words pop up as they are spoken).
Larry Achiampongsm