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The last things

Moore, David, Photobiennale (2010) The last things. [Show/Exhibition] [Creative Arts and Design > Photography]
 
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Creators:Moore, David
Group or Collective Creators:Photobiennale
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David Moore’s work observes various elements of the State Apparatus in the UK, performing a 'sousveillance' of secret sites relating to Crisis Command/Counter Terrorism.

The series The Last Things (Dewi Lewis Publications 2008) facilitated an unprecedented survey of a secret London military space between September 2006 and April 2007, when Moore was allowed access to a secret crisis management facility below ground in central London.

This space will be used as the first port of call in any situation where the state is under threat. The environment is sustainable for extended periods and is part of a larger network. The Ministry of Defence allowed David Moore an unprecedented level of access, which enabled him to observe a live working space, continuously on standby.

The facility’s hermetic, tightly regulated environment artificially lit and air conditioned, is prescient with the threat of crisis. At once sophisticated and touchingly ordinary, part military and part civilian, Moore has documented its labyrinthine depths with chilling clarity and produced a document of something we were never supposed to see.

David Moore’s work observes various elements of the State Apparatus in the UK, performing a 'sousveillance' of secret sites relating to Crisis Command/Counter Terrorism.

The series The Last Things (Dewi Lewis Publications 2008) facilitated an unprecedented survey of a secret London military space between September 2006 and April 2007, when Moore was allowed access to a secret crisis management facility below ground in central London.

This space will be used as the first port of call in any situation where the state is under threat. The environment is sustainable for extended periods and is part of a larger network. The Ministry of Defence allowed David Moore an unprecedented level of access, which enabled him to observe a live working space, continuously on standby.

The facility’s hermetic, tightly regulated environment artificially lit and air conditioned, is prescient with the threat of crisis. At once sophisticated and touchingly ordinary, part military and part civilian, Moore has documented its labyrinthine depths with chilling clarity and produced a document of something we were never supposed to see.

The production of The Last Things was funded by Arts Council of England.

David Moore lives in London and has exhibited and published his work widely. His work is held in many collections and observes power in different manifestations. The Last Things is his third solo publication.

Type of Research:Show/Exhibition
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:the last things
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:30 September 2010
Funders:Arts Council of England
Related Websites:http://www.impressions-gallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition.php?id=27, http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/the-last-things-by-david-moore/, http://www.belfastexposed.org/exhibitions/index.php?show=past&year=2010&exhibition=56
Related Exhibitions:Impressions gallery, Bradford. The last things , Wolverhampton art gallery. The last things , Belfast exposed, Belfast , Northern Ireland. the last things, Uh Galleries, Hatfield, Herts. The last things
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, 6 Manoli Andronikou Street, 546 21 Thessaloniki20 July 201030 September 2010
Belfast Exposed, Donegall st, Belfast, 20082008UNSPECIFIED
Material/Media:C type photographs
Measurements or Duration of item:21 pieces; various sizes
ID Code:3300
Deposited By:Prerna Bhatt
Deposited On:22 Feb 2012 13:54
Last Modified:03 Oct 2013 15:22
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