‘His knees hurt and the bank keep calling…. we have to run to keep up with his lagging behind, do more work, offer assistance, helping him help himself, caring and not turning backs… his friends are gone, the last man standing, the last man.! this platform offers him looking back at us, before he disappears into the dots that make up our computer screens, blur and move and break down’
‘James and the Machine’ extends the documentary work Moore creates in Working Men’s Clubs in London and offers collaborative methodologies via stages as tableaux. It has become a salvage ethnography, racing against rampant gentrification.
David Moore recently exhibited ‘Street Portraits from Allenton Estate, Derby, 1988’ as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, 2015.
©David Moore 2015