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2010 - ACC New Acquisitions: Rod Dickinson and Tom McCarthy

© Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy, Greenwich Degree Zero, 2005-06

ACC New Acquisitions: Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy
 
Longside Gallery
24 Jul – 10 Oct 2010
 
In this extensive multimedia installation by Rod Dickinson and Tom McCarthy, Martial Bourdin’s 1894 failed attempt to blow up the Royal Observatory is re-imagined as a successful attack.
 
In Greenwich Degree Zero Dickinson and McCarthy rework newspaper reports from the time and manipulate film and photography to fit their version of events.This piece is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Rod Dickinson and Tom McCarthy, where re-enactments aid their investigations into mediation and repetition, control and reality.