For those of you out and about this summer, some Tracey Moffatt, new and old work on in Wellington. Cheers, rachel
Tracey Moffatt: Doomed & Love
17 November 2007 – 10 February 2008
City Gallery Wellington
A hi-octane depiction of war, violence and terror, Doomed is comprised of cinema clips of both fictional and reconstructed events drawn from early silent films to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Steeped with dark humour, the work will invoke a variety of emotional responses – from amusement to alarm. Made in collaboration with Gary Hillberg, Doomed not only plays with the “disaster” genre but demonstrates how the viewer can be seduced by the emotional hook of imminent tragedy. Within the conventions of this genre, adversity is conquered and the odds are overcome but in Doomed there is no such release, amplifying the intensity of the work. The soundtrack, also, builds to ever-heightened moments of climax.
“Love is a rollercoaster montage of some of my favorite Hollywood melodramas depicting love scenes, which in the end turn out to be not so romantic.” Moffatt says.