Curated by Pip Wallis
Exhibition Opening: Friday 5 September, 6PM – 8PM
Exhibition Dates: 6 September – 4 October
Psyche Rebuild was an exhibition of new work by Auckland artist Tahi Moore and the first solo presentation of his work in an Australian institution.
Building on Moore’s recent body of work Non, Pas La Fortresse! shown at La Salle De Bains in Lyon, the exhibition presented an installation and new video works. These videos pair short cuts of imagery with French subtitles and English voiceovers. The relationship between image and language stretches, opening up associative possibilities. Various psychological states are evoked as the videos survey suburban and rural landscapes, sometimes empty, sometimes peopled and often at transitional times of the day.
Psyche Rebuild weaved together references to film and music history that intersect as synchronicities. Jeans are often integrated into Moore’s work as objects of ontological interest. They appeared in this exhibition through a series of plinths painted to reference denim. A pair of AMCO jeans, made in New Zealand in the 1970s, will be worn by someone at the exhibition opening.
Moore’s work tends toward philosophical enquiry and sets aside clarity of perception and narrative in favour of an exploratory atmosphere.
Tahi Moore lives and works in Auckland. Recent solo exhibitions include Non, Pas La Fortresse!, La Salle de bains, Lyons France, 2014; Autonoir, Artspace Auckland, 2013; Abstract Sequels, Returns, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland 2012; Nonsuch Park, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland 2011; War against the self, Gambia Castle, Auckland, 2010. Moore’s films and performances have been included in 5th Auckland Triennial, 2013; Mexico City Blues, Shanaynay, Paris and New York Gallery, New York, 2012; Caraway Downs, Artspace, Auckland, 2011; Moment Making, Artspace, Auckland, 2007. Moore is represented by Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland.