Kyle Kruse: The Great Dyeing

26 Apr 2019

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The Change Room

England, United Kingdom


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  • Deptford Bridge station (2 minute walk)
  • Deptford train station (5 minute walk)
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For the April iteration of The Change Room, artist Kyle Kruse has created a site-specific performance, ‘The Great Dyeing’, part multilogue, part spectacle.


Well it’s a story, a story about blood.Two-Hundred-Fifty Million Years ago this planet saw its largest extinction event, more than half of all living things ceased to be, we call it the Great Dying, fossil fuels burning through the atmosphere till there’s almost nothing left. Sounds familiar don’t it? When there’s not much left we sell what we can, when there’s not much of that we sell ourselves. Factory farming humans and horseshoe crabs for plasma, sold to the highest bidder by multinational pharmaceutical mega companies and shipped on freighters worldwide. Red blood, blue blood, washed through the machines in rows and racks it’s all the same. Who is allowed to sell, who has value to this market, and who’s arms carry the pocked needle scars? This one’s called The Great Dyeing, welcome back and have a seat.

6-9pm (one day only event)
Performance times: 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm

Kyle Kruse (b. 1993) is an American artistliving and working in London, combining spoken word, sculptural installationand moving image, to pull together personal and geopolitical narratives,hovering between discursive pasts and anarchistic futures. Using himself asmaterial to become an array of locations, objects, and characters, he composesrhythms of disorientation and collapse. Pastoral image and childhood innocenceslide seamlessly into trauma and nightmare seductions. Reality and fictiondisarticulate themselves in Kruse’s stories, tearing through memory, history,and perception, exposing the latticework, the interconnectivity of action andaffect, the skeletons in our closet.

The Change Room runs monthly events of newly commissioned or existing bodies of work that engage with environmental concerns. Project run by Oana Damir.

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Oana Damir

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Kyle Kruse

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Goldsmiths, University of London

London, United Kingdom


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