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Instagram Takeover: NeoSpirituals

NeoSpirituals are a community of artists, photographers, film makers, musicians who come together regularly to collaborate and produce art as a medium to push African culture forward and the rest of the world along with it.

NeoSpirituals’ mantra is simply to look at the world differently, to imagine what modernisation, narratives and inventions would have looked like for a whole continent with the influence of colonisation and bring that ingenuity, invention and corruption to the forefront instead of the current translated versions of western ideas.

 

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Decades down the line, Ghana started a space program that was meant to launch home-made communication satellites into space. The program ended up neglecting its main goal of launching these communication technologies but rather begun commercializing the highly sophisticated drone capabilities into illegal surveillance activities. This was very lucrative considering the volatility within the region. . Artist: @yaw__p Collaborators: @steloolive, @accraphoto, @getupstandout Full Project: The Drone Scrap Program 2054 #photoworks_uk #NeoSpirituals #instagramtakeover #photography #TheDroneScrapProgram2054 #afrofuturism #youngblackartist #africanart #africandiaspora #africanartist #africanamericanart #afroart #blackartist #artist #gallery #artgallery #arty #artists #contemporaryart #galleryart #modernart #artlovers

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The Drones were built with exquisite precision and employed the best and most creative minds in the country to pull it off. The Black Sentinel Ultra was modeled after the Sentinel Military Drone and was powered by very little crude, solar and wind energy that will allow it to stay in flight for close to 20 years. Its synthetic metal fabricated casing was designed to absorb sunlight and lightening to store power in tiny energy cells. . Artist: @yaw__p Collaborators: @steloolive, @accraphoto, @getupstandout Full Project: The Drone Scrap Program 2054 #photoworks_uk #NeoSpirituals #instagramtakeover #photography #TheDroneScrapProgram2054 #afrofuturism #youngblackartist #africanart #africandiaspora #africanartist #africanamericanart #afroart #blackartist #artist #gallery #artgallery #arty #artists #contemporaryart #galleryart #modernart #artlovers

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Yaw P is the founder of NeoSpirituals. He is a musician, photographer and filmmaker and will lead the Instagram takeover, sharing photo series and introducing a plethora of genius Ghanaian artists he has collaborated with.

 

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TheNew Action Figures is a project based on the Drone Scrap Program 2054 where the entrepreneurs birthed from the program turn into moguls with a disregard for the law. This photos are meant to spark inspiration for creatives, both amateurs and veterans, to use these images as canvas to create movie posters and/or storylines. The idea is to get people to look at the use of media on the internet differently and not only as a place to consume content but add to it. Artists: @yaw__p, @kay__ara Collaborator: @kobebigs Full Project: The New Action Figures #photoworks_uk #NeoSpirituals #instagramtakeover #photography #TheNewActionFigures #afrofuturism #youngblackartist #africanart #africandiaspora #africanartist #africanamericanart #afroart #blackartist #artist #gallery #artgallery #arty #artists #contemporaryart #galleryart #modernart #artlovers

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This takeover by NeoSpirituals comes from a partnership between Photoworks and People’s Stories Project (PSP) – part of the British Council’s arts programming across Africa.

For more from our Instagram takeovers, click here.