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In 'Purple,' John Akomfrah Confronts Climate Change Head On

The Ghanaian-born artist's new show at London's Barbican Gallery is a frightening sensory experience.

Purple is John Akomfrah's ambitious rendering of the effects of climate change and a special commissioned by the UK's Barbican gallery. The Ghanaian-born, London-based filmmaker has created a six channel video installation, each one laced to the next, for which he combined myriad archival footage with newer ones, harmonised by a sweeping orchestral score.

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