Only three more days to go until Purple by the incredible John Akomfrah opens in The Curve at The Barbican. An immersive six-channel video installation, Purple addresses climate change, animal extinction, human communities and the wilderness.
John Akomfrah. Still frame from Purple, 2017. Six screen film installation.
“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.”
For more information on John Akomfrah, and this incredible and overwhelming installation, please click here and here. Whilst open until January 7th, do make sure to see it. This installation will provide us with an experience of this important thematic in a totally different light.
THECUBE London and its workspace members are fortunate to be located so closely to the Barbican. This cultural institution, in addition to this incredible installation is also showing Basquiat’s Boom For Real at the moment. We’ve just recently been, and can confidently say it’s worth it!