Jake Moore (b.1993) is an artist and curator based in Nottingham, UK. In an increasingly ubiquitous technological climate, his practice envisions a hybrid body; an intentional evolution of the body with technology. Arising from the relationship that he holds with a body both queer and in possession of a rare, chronic autoimmune condition, his work considers the potential that digital space can provide in progressing beyond corporeal limitations.
Performance, video and computer animation are employed to construct an idealised, virtual body; a labour towards a machine-like perfection in form, surface, and movement as a method of regaining agency over his sick, living body. He questions, however, at what point the body’s progression might become polluted, stalling within a denaturalised redundancy; a machine pain. As his inquiry stems from a place of illness, he is interested in breaking the technological facade that he has worked to construct. This also highlights his interest in wider contemporary anxieties surrounding technology’s accelerated progression.
Recurrent within his practice is the construction of a virtual non-space. Taking the visual form of an artificially flat surface that resists a fixed condition, it oscillates between opacity and transparency, materiality and immateriality. Interested in our increasingly immersive relationship with screens, Jake understands the light’s pixelated glow to hold an almost tactile quality, ingraining itself on the mind’s of the audience as its pulsation becomes hypnotic. Combined with an intensity of sound, a mechanical rhythm that references the human breath, he is interested in creating installations that command an audience’s viewership. However, this immersion is frequently (sometimes violently) disrupted and deconstructed; an act of denying an expectation of screen entertainment, and a fracturing of the faith that is held within the digital facade.