Marcus Moore

Aotearoa New Zealand


  • 2002-2003
  • Mixed media
  • On loan from the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Award Collection
  • L01/2003.a-d

Waterfalls is a sculptural installation of a photograph of a waterfall, a panel reading ‘A N D’ leaning against the wall, and a kinetic sound-sculpture on the floor. Seemingly instructive in nature, Waterfalls reveals the artist’s interest in engineering and invention.

The sculpture component – a glass sheet inscribed with the word ‘waterfalls’ – rotates slowly and is reflected in another glass panel. The sound recording, taken at Arthur’s Pass, is replayed and overlaid as if for scientific analysis of natural phenomena. Many of Moore’s kinetic sculptures use audio components, as well as exploring movement as metaphor for his message.

Moore graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997. He was the Olivia Spencer Bower Artist in Residence in 2002, and currently lectures at the College of Design, Fine Arts and Music at Massey University, Wellington.