4K Video, 2016
© Installation Photos By Reece Straw
As part of his current research Larry Achiampong is interested in the mutations of traditions and language that are birthed as a result of colonisation, and how they affect people today. In particular, the relationship with Christian imperialism and its impact on his tribe - The Ashanti.
Sunday’s Best, considers how belief systems within the diaspora are inflected by these colonial histories in the present day. The work is a confluence of the vivid sounds and images of praise and worship sessions in a Ghanaian community church married with the stark interiors of a Roman Catholic Church. Documented across a number of sites in London, Sunday’s Best maps out a narrative of coming to terms with the incongruence of faith practices that straddle western and non-western influences.
With thanks to Christ Reformed Church, Peckham, The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of The Assumption, Bethnal Green, Jack James and Yesomi Umolu
© Larry Achiampong