Relic 1

4K Video, 2017

The second film in the series, Relic 1 forms part of Relic Traveller: Phase 1, a multi-disciplinary project manifesting in performance, audio, moving image and prose.

Taking place across various landscapes and locations, the project builds upon a postcolonial perspective informed by technology, agency and the body, and narratives of migration. 

In this short film, a Relic Traveller is featured apparating sites across a seemingly desolate United Kingdom. Uncovering fragments of audible data presenting clue-like testimonies to a forgotten Empire. Continuing the threads of Relic 0, the traveller is faced with an atmosphere which is increasingly harrowing, and claustrophobic revisiting ever present tales of trauma. This creates a familiar feeling of otherness, and a journey that embodies hysteria.

Relic 1, produced with funding from PS/Y & Arts Council England