Investigating the body as archive with choreographer Siobhan Davies, Moore takes the physical monument as his point of departure. Examining the historical and sociopolitical implications of traditional architectural and sculptural structures, Moore advances from these notions and activates embodied, textual and vocalised forms to build from and commemorate the past in the present while looking to the future.

Small gestures of inclusion and connectivity support the construction of an immaterial material dwelling that is appearing, disappearing and resurfacing; throughout, a commemoration of our time together in dance, verse and song.

Conceptually monumental, “My body remains the enduring reality1 – but not monumental as such. Here, Moore resists monumentality in favour of the collective, ephemeral and impermanent.

1Yvonne Rainer, The Mind is a Muscle. 

The Archer

Direct your golden arrows all asunder
Bronze archer of Elegia let fly
Your heart and foot keep steady as they cry
As soft as silk through time like thoughts they wander

Lost and gone or absent and not yet
Flashes of gold strike marvels that they find
And make a tomb of time within a time 
Immortalised in death by arrows dent

He focuses his efforts on the sutures 
Where prophecies unstick as arrows strike
Where cenotaphs of time bleed where they spike
Preventing what is past becoming future

Memories and prophecies collide
In vaults that ever deeper we embody
Ever near yet ever hear we see
The Golden archers arrows dart and dive