John Akomfrah

for Tank Magazine
A row of cinema screens show different scenes from John Akomfrah's work 'Purple'

I talked to John Akomfrah on his latest film Purple, currently screening at the Barbican Centre, London. It was a privilege to be able to chat to Akomfrah, who gave such a clear and concise summary of the relations between the capitalist ideal of progress and our situation today and the need for the fight against climate-change to consider the shape of discourse and aesthetics as much as data.

We keep saying, Oh we’re not experts, we don’t know the science of it, but I don’t buy the idea you can’t speak about housing, or the economy, or how much you earn because you’re not an economist.

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