Listening All Night To The Rain, Canto IV by John Akomfrah. Image by Jack Hems.

Drawing from an acute acoustic sensitivity influenced by a range of formative experiences in 1970s-80s London from protest to club culture, Akomfrah employs sound to anchor his work.

By layering and stitching together diverse audio materials such as fragments of political speeches, popular music and sounds from nature, Akomfrah demonstrates how perception and discourse intersect through the sonic.

Throughout the exhibition, the repetitive use of sounds of water bridges geographical disparities and evokes memories grounded upon the shared experience of listening.

Photos: Jack Hems © British Council

Visual identity: TEMPLO