David Griggs & TV Moore: Slug Gun Drug Machine

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Primarily known for his paintings, David Griggs is now focusing on video and film. “Where’s Francis?” and “I Shall Return” are two of his newest works.

These videos are introspective about the aimless search for enlightenment and transcendence by people who are caught within the trappings of history through the symbolism of pop culture and the national past. As part of his artistic approach, the artist interacts with various communities both in the Philippines and Australia while exploring socio-political themes through the use of humour and aesthetic irony.

His themes have tackled local festivals and prison life in Manila, outlaw culture in Australia, reactions on the policies of anti-terrorism, and the war imaginary as portrayed on film.

TV Moore works in multiple disciplines using painting, photography, video, film, installation and performance. He explores psychological space within popular culture and mass media with both humour and style. Through his works Moore discovers myriads of worlds where there are stories within stories and histories within histories.

It seems the artist enjoys the melodrama found in humour; finding alienation in the form of irony, using aesthetic form to visualize the truth hidden behind the superficiality of the familiar, or the meaning behind the joke. In Moore’s work the abstract returns to the real, in order to represent it as a matrix of social desires equally absurd and sublime.

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Saturday April 6, 2013 - Saturday May 25, 2013


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