2. Purple 6 piece immersive video by John Akomfrah (On until 7th Jan 18)
Worth looking in on
From the Barbican Website: 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. These include 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. https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2017/event/john-akomfrah-purple
I really liked work in King's College's Melancholia Exhibition (to 10th Dec 2017).
I liked the Tacita Dean's Bless Our Europe drawing but the stand out work for me was the 54 minute video Nummer veertien , home by Dutch Artist Guido Van der Werve. It covered extreme sports, landscape, journey, a sense of the absurd and a really beautiful score also written by the artist himself. Text below from the catalogue.