"Purple" by John Akomfrah

7 November 2018 - 10 March 2019

Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon.


Purple, the most ambitious project to date by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, is an immersive, six-screen video installation which charts the incremental shifts in climate change across the planet and its effects on human communities, biodiversity, and the wilderness.

Staged across a variety of disappearing ecological landscapes, from the hinterlands of Alaska to desolate, icy Arctic Greenland and the volcanic Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific, each location prompts the viewer to meditate on the complex relationship between humans and the planet.

Image: still from John Akomfrah, Purple, 2017. 6-channel HD colour video installation with 15.1 surround sound, 62'. © Smoking Dogs Films, courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery.


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