Baff Akoto

Leave the Edges (2020)

Baff Akoto embraces the fluidity of visual language, notions of plurality, perceptions and implications of bodily movement. Leave The Edges is an immersive dreamscape that explores the complex ancestries of African diasporic cultural expression. Ritual, dance, poetry and spirituality, express this global movement of people. Rather than relying on formal narrative, the work took the artist through Europe and the Caribbean to consider historical legacies and societal politics through the language of movement, which gently draws connections across ancestries, borders and cultures.