Fruitless Archeology


‘FRUITLESS ARCHEOLOGY by ACAB marks a decisive shift in the art making of the young collective, while continuing an exploration of found material, the work installed at Five Walls moves beyond installation and introduces the work as sculpture. Three large-scale sculptures sit implacably atop of makeshift plinths. Black lighting, fluorescent dye and neon all collaborate with the salt-incrusted objects engendering dreamlike or mystical qualities, forms subtly dissolve into an array of disorienting phosphorescent glows only to reform as recognisable objects; a speaker, a mobile phone, a tangle of electrical cable – securely cementing the fact that these objects are garbage.’ – Aaron Martin, Director of Five Walls, Curator, Artist

e-waste, salt crystals, uv reactive dye


Exhibited at Five Walls curated by Aaron Martin