Tahi Moore, Skype Interview
Tuesday 30 September, 7am
Free. No bookings required.
Tahi Moore will join us via Skype from Auckland on Tuesday to talk about his exhibition Psyche Rebuild currently on at Gertrude Contemporary.
A selection of You Tube videos chosen by Tahi will be followed by a Skype conversation with Christopher LG Hill and James Deutsher, both of whom have worked with Tahi on previous projects, and exhibition curator Pip Wallis. The interview will explore Tahi’s filmic and literary influences, his ongoing use of denim and interest in language.
Tahi Moore’s work tends toward philosophical enquiry and sets aside clarity of perception and narrative in favour of an exploratory atmosphere.
The exhibition Psyche Rebuild presents an installation and new video works. The videos pair short cuts of imagery with French and English subtitles. 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 weaves 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 appear 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.
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.
This exhibition has been made possible with the generous support of the Chartwell Trust.
Tahi Moore's exhibiton hs been made possible with the generous support of the Chartwell Trust.