Exhibition

John Akomfrah: Purple

6 Oct 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Regular hours

Friday
11:00 – 19:00
Saturday
10:00 – 19:00
Sunday
10:00 – 19:00
Monday
11:00 – 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 19:00
Thursday
11:00 – 19:00

Cost of entry

Free

Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Moorgate / Barbican

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British artist and filmmaker, John Akomfrahcreates his most ambitious piece to date - an immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness.

About

At a time, when according to the UN, greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at their highest levels in history, with people experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, including shifting weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events, Akomfrah’s Purple brings a multitude of ideas into conversation including animal extinctions, the memory of ice, the plastic ocean and global warming. Akomfrah has combined hundreds of hours of archival footage with newly shot film and a hypnotic sound score to produce the video installation.

Winner of the 2017 Artes Mundi prize.

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John Akomfrah

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