PAN AFRICAN FLAG FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS' ALLIANCE (WHAT I HEAR, I KEEP) forms part of Relic Traveller, a multi-disciplinary project manifesting in performance, audio, moving image and prose.
Part of the second series of flags produced to accompany the wider Relic Traveller projects, this design has featured in various programs which include The Line, Liverpool Biennial and PHI Foundation. This design also featured the 35th commission for the cover of the pocket Tube map with Art on the Underground.
The Pan African colours have been configured into symbols and forms to suggest various elements whilst the colours of green, black, and red reflect African lands, its people and the struggles the continent has endured, respectively. The field of yellow gold represents a new day and prosperity. The formation of 54 stars represents each of the countries on the African continent, the chevron shapes allude to the act of sending and receiving messages that resonate.
The work does not frame Pan African Futurism as a utopian vision of the African continent, but aims to consider aspects of responsibility in relation to the hidden tremors of history.
© Photos by Reece Straw