Murray Fredericks & Tom Schutzinger – DYE 2

29 August – 18 October 2015

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Shot in an abandoned nuclear missile detection facility on the Greenland Icecap, DYE 2 is an immersive and breathtaking video installation that takes the viewer to the edge of the world, space and time. A collaboration between photographer Murray Fredericks and sound-artist Tom Schutzinger.

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Four years after his first solo exhibition at ACP, The Salt Project 2003-2010, Murray Fredericks, in collaboration with sound artist Tom Schutzinger, returns with DYE 2, an immersive and breathtaking video installation that takes the viewer to the edge of the world, space and time.

In March 2010, Fredericks undertook a journey to Greenland, where he had visited six times in three years. From east to west, crossing the Greenland Icecap by dogsled, often in precarious conditions, the project evolved beyond the representation of the environs spectral vastness to contemplate the fading of history.

The dome of the now abandoned nuclear missile detection facility, known as DYE 2, becomes the receptacle for layers of sounds suggesting that the division between past and future is only an illusion. Abstracting our relation to time and space, the installation alludes to a liminal space where history has dissolved in an unbounded void.

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