*upcoming October2014

TUESDAY: TAHI MOORE, Skype interview with Christopher LG Hill and James Deutsher

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.
Image: Tahi Moore, Varience time problems etc, (video still) 2014

Fiona Connor

Art as a Verb

Dates: 3 October - 16 December 2014
Opening function: Saturday 4 October 2014, 3-5pm

MUMA in association with Melbourne Festival presents Art as a Verb, a major thematic exhibition that takes as its departure point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond. Drawing upon the unbridled energy and anarchy of fluxus and happenings, and looking back to a moment when art appeared to dematerialise, Art as a Verb presents a range of projects from the 1960s to today that challenge the traditional role of the artist and the site of the museum.

Curatorium: Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey

Artists: Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Paweŀ Althamer & Artur Żmijewski, Francis Alÿs, Billy Apple, John Baldessari, Brown Council, Catherine or Kate, Clark Beaumont, Martin Creed, DAMP, John Davis, George Egerton-Warburton, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Emily Floyd, Ceal Floyer, Heath Franco, Alicia Frankovich, Andrea Fraser, Ryan Gander, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Matthew Griffin, Bianca Hester, Hi Red Center, Christopher L G Hill, Tehching Hsieh, Tim Johnson, Allan Kaprow, Peter Kennedy, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Anastasia Klose, Laresa Kosloff, Jiří Kovanda, George Kuchar, George Maciunas, Basim Magdy, Paul McCarthy, David McDiarmid, Ian Milliss, Kate Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Rose Nolan, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Ariel Orozco, Deborah Ostrow, Mike Parr, Campbell Patterson, Kenny Pittock, Stuart Ringholt, Sarah Rodigari, Robert Rooney, Martha Rosler, Eva Rothschild, Tony Schwensen, Jill Scott, Kateřina Šedá, Christian Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gabrielle de Vietri and Franz West

Doing things with art: Performances & Readings
Saturday 11 October 2014, 2-4pm

As part of the opening weekend of the Melbourne Festival, MUMA will present an afternoon of live events. A second and final performance of Taped by Jill Scott will accompany the final performance day of Coexisting by Clark Beaumont. Additionally, from 3pm Bianca Hester, Christopher L G Hill, Anastasia Klose and Kenny Pittock will present live readings of iconic manifestos and artists' statements, which have inspired their own artistic practice.

For more information, please visit website here.
Image: Clark Beaumont, Coexisting 2013, photo courtesy of Jamie North and Kaldor Public Art Projects

The Stool, at Good Press Gallery Glasgow

Christopher Hill 3-Ply Readings from Good Press on Vimeo.

Some work of mine (as well as Elizabeth Newman, Fayen d'Eve, Matt Hinkley, Stephen Bram) including readings of tweets and the objects above will materialise at Good Press gallery over the next few months, as part of a project presented by 3ply, my book published by 3ply and poly:be press 'tink thank' is available from Good Press, and is the easiest place for anyone in Europe to mail order from.