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In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Crossroads - Bruce Conner - Thomas Dane, London.
Bruce Conner

19/06/15

Crossroads - Bruce Conner - Thomas Dane, London.

Crossroads is an important document in the history of the moving image. Made in 1976, Conner uses some of the extravagant mountain of government documentation made during the Bikini Atol atomic tests. He creates a meditation of profound power and beauty, an unforgettable film which, if like me, you grew up assuming nuclear Armageddon was seldom more than moments away, is the stuff of intimately familiar adolescent nightmare. The footage which is as compelling as it is horrifying, unfolds in a manner that permits this ambivalence to evolve into dialog in the viewer. The two soundtracks by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley are deployed with rare brilliance to unmoor the images from their perpetually evolving history and allow viewers to interrogate their own anxieties and the cultural edifice constructed around such weapons and their place in the world. This is a great chance to see this crucial work, perfectly installed, until the 18th of July.