London - Exhibition

John Akomfrah: Purple

Barbican Centre

06 Oct 201707 Jan 2018

On the occasion of the exhibition, the British artist and filmmaker is presenting an immersive six-channel video installation addressing climate change, human communities and the wilderness.

“Purple” is a way to think about environmental themes such as 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.

  • John Akomfrah, Still from Purple 2017. © Smoking Dogs Films. Courtesy of Lisson GalleryJohn Akomfrah, Still from Purple 2017. © Smoking Dogs Films. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery

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Special Events

Destination: London
Where: Barbican Centre
Type: Private View
Admission: VIP Card

Private view of the newly commissioned multi-media film by John Akomfrah

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm; sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Free

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