From September to October Pádraic E. Moore followed a residency at 1646.
During his stay, Moore focused on developing his research, the result of which would be shared with our audience on a later event, Ectoplasm, which took place in 2016. See links section for more information.
Moore is a writer, curator and art historian. The various facets of Moore’s practice are shaped by the conviction that visual art facilitates modes of communication and experience that are vital in an increasingly virtualised, techno-rational world. Moore’s curatorial methodology is meticulous but subjective, and is informed not by abstract theoretical dispositions but by in-depth intuitive analysis of the artist’s individual positions.
Moore is particularly interested in researching the influence of esoteric philosophies upon the literary and visual arts. In recent decades, several scholars have explored how esoteric movements, such as The Theosophical Society, have offered a vital catalyst for change in late 19th and early 20th century art. However, insufficient consideration has been given to how contemporary cultural producers have embraced aesthetics and ideals informed by esoteric traditions. Moreover, art history and criticism have yet to develop a method for analyzing the work of artists who refer to or follow in this tradition. One of Moore’s aims is to address this.