Past Event

Pissing While

Hātarei 19 -
Tāite 31
Māehe

Saturday 19 -
Thursday 31
March

2022

online

Pissing While

Join artist Zoe Thompson-Moore for a daily invitation to play as an extension of her artwork Pissing While, which is currently installed as part of the exhibition Idle Hands.Pissing While thinks about tending to daily practices of making while enfolded by the activities of household life, particularly moments of distraction, spells of idleness, time spent indulging in things that are not considered useful. Thompson-Moore has shipped an armchair from her home to the gallery, along with a length of french knitting time-stamped by a change of colour for each instance she paused and resumed knitting. These are accompanied by a collaborative drawing by her child and their friend.

Thompson-Moore will send a daily play invitation to all participants via email. These open-ended explorations will provide an opportunity to turn the everyday on its head and inspire curiosity about who we are outside of our work.

To receive Pissing While invitations please register by emailing pissingwhile@blueoyster.org.nz

This event is online only — register via email to pissingwhile@blueoyster.org.nz

Live performance and visual arts converge in the Blue Oyster Performance Series. In 2022 we are bringing back the Blue Oyster Performance Series, which existed for nearly a decade showcasing exciting experimental and interdisciplinary performance. All events either in person or online are free to attend and open to all.

Zoe Thompson-Moore

Zoe Thompson-Moore (Pākehā - nō Mannin Isle of Man, nō Aerana, nō Ingarangi, nō Kōtarana) lives in Waiwhetū, Te Awakairangi with her family. Her practice plies the edges of art and the everyday. Zoe works with social fabric, focussing on sites and lived experiences of reproductive labour. Recent projects include To feel with the hand (tickling potatoes) with The Dowse Art Museum and The making of bread, etc. with Enjoy Contemporary Art Space.

Zoe seeks to practice in a way which interrogates isolation, scarcity, and the imperatives of the work ethic. She loves inviting others into her practice as a way to strengthen existing relationships as well as develop new ones. Zoe is interested in getting closer and going slower. Valuing idleness, play, maintenance, interpersonal relationships and internal transformation over unquestioned productivity and external outputs.