Baff Akoto Fireside
Raised in London and Accra, Baff Akoto is a conceptual artist whose practice spans VR, AR, motion graphics, performance and cinema. His work embraces the fluidity of visual grammar and is concerned with notions of plurality, (self) perceptions and the societal implications of human bodily movement (disability, ritual, dance).
Most recently Akoto’s practice explores the artistic potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies as he interrogates how the digital revolution might avoid the same prejudices, exclusions and inequalities which arose from our industrial and colonial eras. UP:RISE is a groundbreaking nationwide Augmented Reality public artwork exploring the pathology, history and underlying drivers of English civil unrest in the digital age.