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John Akomfrah on 'Purple' and the Anthropocene

Photo of John Akomfrah Purple exhibition
7 May 2020

British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah talks to academic, editor and writer Anthony Downey about his 2017 work in The Curve, 'Purple'

John Akomfrah talks to Anthony Downey about Purple, an immersive six-channel video installation exploring climate change, human communities and the wilderness - and its link to the Antropocene (the term coined by scientists for the geological age in which we are now living, a period defined by the influence of manmade activity on climate and the environment.).


Photo of artist John Akomfrah by the Barbican lakeside

In Conversation: John Akomfrah and Anthony Downey

Listen again as British artist John Akomfrah discusses his video installation Purple with academic, editor and writer, Anthony Downey

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