A GOOD TRADITION WELL MAINTAINED
August 22 - September 8 2001
Based currently in Wellington, where he is tutoring at the
Massey University School of Art and Design, Marcus Moore is a former
Christchurch old boy.
Drawing on his time in the city of plains, Marcus's work for The Physics Room
makes overt reference to Christ's College, the traditional and exceedingly
proper boys college which Marcus attended, and at which such art
luminary's as Peter Robinson have taught at.
Playing off varying notions of being male, Marcus cuts sound clips
of Christ's boys singing, into popular songs by U2, Tom Petty and
Bruce Springsteen - staples of late 1980's FM radio and filtered
through memories of high school lust and desire. Shiny thermos flask
bulbs revolve in the gallery space, a gentle stab of phallic imagery,
and yet also a link back to kinetic sculptures by that most famous
Christchurch ex-pat, Len Lye.
Reviews & Essays
Fresh - A series profiling
Contemporary New Zealand Practitioners
Essay by Lee Devenish
in The Physics Room Annual
The Press, 2001 Aug. 29, p. 34
Recreation by Paula Collier; Risky Business by Dane Mitchell; A
Good Tradition Well Maintained by Marcus Moore.
Young & Contemporary
The Package, September, 2001