Murray Fredericks - A Film by Nick Bannehr
Aside from being one of my surf buddies, you may have noticed Nick's photographs hanging in store above our clothing racks from his '2492' photographic series. Nick has just released his latest work - a short film - which saw him follow photographer Murray Fredericks out to lake Eyre. You can check it out below.
Directed, Edited, DOP - Nick Bannehr Additional Footage - Marcus O'Brien / Murray Fredericks Original Score - Russell W Sound Design - Ahmed Natiq
Artist and filmmaker Nick Bannehr accompanied Murray Fredericks on his final two visits to Lake Eyre producing the ARRAY series. Combining handheld Super-8 film with archival footage, Bannehr captures moments from the three-week journey that contrast the every day with the epic, the mundane with the sublime.
ARRAY is the final ‘cycle' in Murray Fredericks’ acclaimed SALT Project. In these new works, the artist intersects endless space through the ethereal reflective quality of mirrors. Rather than employing the mirror as a symbol of self-reflection, Fredericks redirects our gaze away from ourselves and into the immense environment. His translations of the language of landscape verge on otherworldly; reflections hover together as geometric forms, apertures or portals, offering a dual experience of looking both into another realm and out, as the lake’s glass-like surface mirrors an infinite space above.
Exhibiting at: - Paris Photo 2019, 6th - 10th Nov. hamiltonsgallery.com/art-fairs/2019#/art-fairs/2019/25/
-Arc One Melbourne, 12th Nov - 19th Dec 2019. arcone.com.au