Affirmation (2022). Written and performed by Adam Moore.1

Adam Moore examines the fabric and spirit of life within organic and geometric motifs and arrangements. His practice looks to extend our awareness of the movement between internal and exterior planes: spatial, poetic, perceptual and metaphorical dimensions echoing across works in sculpture, painting, film, dance and text. Each personifying the essential qualities and changing states of ‘the self’.

Bright Dynasty creates a sanctuary for intimately examining materials and processes of transformation. It seeks to expand our awareness of the multitude of relations which create the structures in the world around us, shaping our identities, and our internal worlds.

Searching within the accumulation of recurring motifs, Moore sharpens his awareness to the familiar and the unknown, dancing in the space created by the different forms and their composite parts. The materials and processes at play become transformational allies through a series of performances, which interweave dance with the sculptural elements. Each performance retunes the exhibition, creating new vistas and relationships between works, artist, and audience.

Tropic of Taurus (2022). Dimensions variable. Maximum height at apex 3.27m (4 x 4 x 4 m). Hand bound bamboo, jute rope; amethyst, rose quartz and red jasper fastened with Māori rock wrap with single strand twisted jute; desert branch, Wonder Valley, CA. Earth body is round (in) finite sunrise III (2022). Circumference 368 cm diameter 117 cm depth 41 cm. Hand bound bamboo, twine; acrylic on woven nylon. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Tropic of Sagittarius (2022). Dimensions variable. Height at apex 1.63m (2 x 2 x 2 m). Hand bound bamboo, jute rope; silver bowl, blue green algae lake water, Epping Forest U.K., minerals, rocks; pendant shells, Dungeness U.K., twine. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Tropic of Sagittarius (2022) detail. Blaze (2022), single channel film. 7 minutes 38 seconds. Shown here installed at Jerwood UNITe Open Studio g39, Cardiff, May 2022.

Tropic of Sagittarius (2022) detail. Blaze (2022), single channel film. 7 minutes 38 seconds. Shown here installed at Jerwood UNITe Open Studio g39, Cardiff, May 2022.

Rockslide (2022), single channel film. 16 minutes 49 seconds. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Rockslide (2022), single channel film. 16 minutes 49 seconds. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Rockslide (2022), single channel film. 16 minutes 49 seconds. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Rockslide (2022), single channel film. 16 minutes 49 seconds. Shown here installed at Jerwood UNITe Open Studio g39, Cardiff, May 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Installation view. Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Earth Body is round (in) finite sunrise II (2022) detail, Rockslide (2022) detail. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Course (2022), single channel film. 10 minutes 50 seconds. Shown here installed at Jerwood UNITe Open Studio g39, Cardiff, May 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Course (2022) detail. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Paintings L-R: Rush, Jolt, Fire, Untitled I, Untitled II (2021), acrylic and charcoal on Fabriano paper, 29.7 x 42 cm. Arena (2022), acrylic on nylon. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Paintings L-R: Angelos, Crysztal, Cellule, Rest, Fourb, Bouldersoft, Shoal III, Scapularia (2021), acrylic on Fabriano paper, 29.7 x 42 cm. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Drift (2022), single channel film. 8 minutes 10 seconds. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Tropic of Taurus (2022) detail, Earth body is round (in) finite sunrise (2022) detail. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Carcharodon Carcharias Wave I (2021).  Dimensions slightly variable (each fin is the size of the artists palms). Glazed ceramic earthenware. Shown here installed at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Tropic of Sagittarius (2022) detail, Carcharodon Carcharias Wave I and II (2021).  Dimensions slightly variable (each fin is the size of the artists palms). Glazed ceramic earthenware. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

Bright Dynasty (2022). Performance series. Rockslide (2022) detail. Shown here at Phoenix Art Space June 2022.

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1 Affirmation (2022), written and performed by Adam Moore for Bright Dynasty performance series finassage at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. Music: This is how we walk on the moon, Arthur Russell; “Instrumentals” Volume 2 – Part 1, Arthur Russell; Paumalu, Mike Cooper; Nami, Meitei; Belisia, Ignacio Maria Gomes; The Sun in September, Matthew halsall; Yarall Sa Doom, Wau Wau Collectif; Dou Cuola, Arat Kilo, Mamani Keïta, Mike Ladd; Umdali, Ash K, Fakazile Nkosi, Naftali, Sibusile Xaba; Six, These New Puritans; Thanking the Earth, Carlos Niño & Friends, Nate Mercereau, Sam Gendel.

Dance, ceramics, drawing, film, painting, sculpture, sound and text by Adam Moore.
Unique ceramic works available. Contact studio@adammoorecreate.com

Performance photography by Phoebe Wingrove and Jenni Lewin-Turner
Exhibition photographs by Bernard G Mills, Jenni Lewin-Turner, and Adam Moore.

Special thanks to
Lucy Day
Belinda Greenlagh
Kitty Bew
Jade Downer
Ainoa Burgos
and the front of house team at Phoenix

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