A stalwart of San Francisco counter-culture and a pioneer of 'Rhythm Editing', we love Conner for his careful manipulation of found footage fragments - from newsreels, B-movies and smut to stock footage. Drawing on archival footage from the second underwater explosion at Bikini Atoll – commonly known as 'Baker' - Crossroads presents a scene of large-scale destruction that is both haunting and compelling. Repeated fifteen times over the thirty-seven minute film, Conner masterful edits to hypnotically drive home the devastation of the detonation.
A bite-sized exhibition, and perfectly digestible over the course of a lunch break, there really is every reason to visit Thomas Dane Gallery's new show.
Private view: 11 June 6-8pm
|What||Bruce Conner: CROSSROADS, Thomas Dane|
|Where||Thomas Dane Gallery, 11 Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6BN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Pimlico (underground)|
12 Jun 15 – 18 Jul 15, Tuesday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 12pm-6pm
|Website||Click here for more details|