Presented as part of ACCA’s annual Influential Australian Artist program, a new exhibition by pioneer Australian video artist TV Moore, With Love & Squalor brings together recent and new works from this celebrated New York based artist, using animation and sound as a central theme.
The first major solo exhibition to be held in Melbourne, the exhibition will combine TV Moore’s video and sound works as well as hyper-electric digital paintings within a tactile environment, all characterised by the artists’ ongoing critical consideration of technology and media consumption across high and low culture.
One of the first Australian artists to work with video, Moore has maintained an unwavering commitment to creating a body of work that engages with the moving image in all its forms. His works are characterized by an overriding sense of emotion, where energy and angst, perversion and pleasure, seduction and danger co-exist.
Using video, animation and through performance and sound as well as painting, photography, sculpture and installation, Moore creates, psychedelic, decadent works that reach back to pop, abstract expressionism and surrealism.
With Love & Squalor will include the video animation Tripasso In Wackyland, a conceptually-dense mash-up of pop-culture, where Stanley Kubrick meets Looney Toons and Fantasia turns into a terrifying dreamscape; The Way Things Grow, an animated interpretation of seminal Fischli & Weiss video work The Way Things Go as a Disney Movie; and as well as new works created specifically for this exhibition including the sound project When Cats Dream of Everything.
Moore has been recognized at the national and international level, with several major awards including the Anna Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts (Art Gallery NSW, 2009), the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship (2003), and an Australia Council Fellowship (2013-14).
He has participated in several significant international exhibitions, including the recent 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) and has work held in numerous public and private collections. A mid-career survey of his work, titled TV Moore’s Rum Jungle was held at Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2014.
TV Moore: With Love & Squalor
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Exhibition continues to 27 September 2015
For more information, visit: www.accaonline.org.au for details.
Image: TV Moore, Vin-ish, 2015 (detail). 3-channel video animation with sound. Courtesy the artist; Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney; and Station Gallery, Melbourne.