A deeply personal work highlighting the rich interior world of an unnamed migrant through the lens of race, class and gender. The piece invokes the energy and memories of a pre-gentrified 1990s east London, deftly weaving testimonies and daydreams into the monotonous rhythms of physical labour.
“With austere aesthetics, The Expulsion explores the lives at the back-end of consumerist realities. Achiampong lays bare a claustrophobic reality underscored by poetic memories and reflections: ’We wipe the boards and tables on which you dictate our futures’. In calm and pertinent imperatives, this film asks us to stand witness and protest the conscious erasure of workers hidden in plain sight.”
— Clara Helbig