Purple is an immersive six-
International Archives 1st half of 2018
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Exhibition 13 April -
John Akomfrah, Purple. Installation view Bildmuseet, 2018. Photo: Mikael Lundgren.
In this epic film work, John Akomfrah combines archival material with newly staged footage and a hypnotic sound score. The new film sequences were recorded in regions with particularly climate sensitive ecosystems, such as Greenland, Alaska and the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia and at various sites around the UK. Combined with images and film clips from the 1940s to the present day, they form a multi-
Parallel themes run through the hour-
Purple is a Smoking Dogs Films production, commissioned by the Barbican, London, Bildmuseet, Umeå; TBA21-