Peter Moore


Born in 1932 in London (Great Britain), died in 1993


37 photographies, 1964-1978

From 1963 to 1978, American photographer Peter Moore worked at the heart of the New York performance scene, photographing Fluxus happenings and choreographic works by the Judson Dance Theater. As the portraitist of leading avant-garde figures, from Merce Cunningham’s Living Theatre to artist and writer Robert Morris, Moore’s lens captured epoch-making performance works for the history of art. Moore’s photographs – some accompanied by his own commentary – raise multiple questions about the status of the work of art. Is the attempt to document an art “happening” a contradiction in terms, an absolute impossibility? Performance photography represented a four-dimensional challenge in space and time, he said: a slow conquest of the “eyes, mind and hand”.




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