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Tegan Moore

July 12, 2012

Tegan Moore’s current research involves working with digital media to make imitative compositions and material pairings, examining shifting objects and objects shifting, both physically and culturally. She has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver, San Francisco, and Maastricht, and is currently in Sackville, NB working with Struts and Faucet Media Arts Centre as part of their Ease Down the Road residency program and Tête-à-Tête Media Talks. She received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute and will soon begin her MFA at the University of Western Ontario.

1. Glints widened with the dusk sun when it finds you in a gap through trees or hills

After recently purchasing a car I have been taking evening drives through calmer places, reveling in effortlessly moving fast inside a hot piece of metal. Even though dangerous and to eye squinting effect, I like the challenge of being forced to comprehend a space so full with light.

2. Glints in the form of ice off the coast of Newfoundland

Though I have never witnessed such glints even from the furthest perceptible place, the icebergs that traverse the edges of Newfoundland in the summer are a constant obsession of mine. I wait for my weekly updates from Iceberg Finder and then I examine the array of icebergs, tracking their journeys, and reading their specs. These glints are my digital sublime.

3. Glints in the eye of the beholder

My most recent ongoing collection of objects consists of an armful of sea flotsam. The scuffed and frayed scatter of brightly coloured foam, nylon rope, and an array of tumbled plastic is relatively easy to spot, popping out against the red seabed of this edge of the Bay of Fundy. As I attempt to make these objects have shining moments, I am reminded of this short film.

4. Glints of certainty

The Department of Unusual Certainties has been negotiating spaces in light of currents and currencies in Toronto and beyond. I was reminded of them when I read this recently:
"The blue, the pink, the immaterial, the void, the architecture of the air, the urban planning of the air, the air-conditioning of the great geographical spaces..." –Yves Klein

5. Glints to your ears

The only musician I have consistently been fascinated with over the years is Sigríður Níelsdóttir. This incredibly prolific artist released her first album when she was seventy-one, and over ten years she has released fifty-nine more. She makes recordings in her living room with the use of a variety of toy instruments, household objects, and ambient noises. A documentary has recently been made about her called Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir.



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