John Akomfrah: Purple

6 Oct 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

Event times

Sat – Wed 11am–8pm
Thu & Fri 11am–9pm
Bank Holidays 12pm–8pm
Closed 24–26 December 2017

Cost of entry


Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

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.


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.

Exhibiting artists

John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah


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