15 Jul 2015

TV Moore: With Love & Squalor

Tripasso in Wackyland, 2014. Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney and Station Gallery, Melbourne

An exhibition of works by pioneer Australian video artist TV Moore will open at ACCA on 15 August.

Part of ACCA’s annual Influential Australian Artist program, 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.  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.  His works are characterized by an overriding sense of emotion, where energy and angst, perversion and pleasure, seduction and danger co-exist.

He 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). A mid-career survey of his work, titled TV Moore’s Rum Jungle, was held at Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2014. 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. 

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; and as well as new works created specifically for this exhibition including the sound project When Cats Dream of Everything.

15 August to 27 September, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), 111 Sturt St, Southbank. 

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank.
Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm Tues – Friday.  12-5pm weekends and public holidays.
Mondays by appointment.  Tel: 03 9697 9999.  Admission: Free.

ACCA is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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