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|Start Date:||8th June 2013|
|End Date:||6th October 2013|
Photographer, filmmaker and writer Moyra Davey (b.1958) will unveil a brand new commission for Tate Liverpool this summer. The exhibition brings together works specially created following the artistï¿½s recent visit to Liverpool which will be presented alongside a series of never before seen works. Moyra Davey forms part of the parallel programme for LOOK/13, one of the UKï¿½s leading international photography festivals.
For this exhibition, Davey will present works created using photographs she has taken in Liverpool and Manchester. They refer to narratives both personal and drawn from literature and theory, creating the sense of a fractured voyage or monologue. As is usual in her practice, these works will be individually folded and mailed back to the city: the creases, tape and mailing stamps that mark each photograph will provide a unique physical trace of its journey.
Davey will also present a new version of her celebrated Copperhead series. Created in the context of the global economic crisis this series focuses on the most devalued denomination of US currency, the one-cent coin, and reflects on the psychology of money and the varieties of decay brought about by the passage of time. The Copperhead series consists of one hundred close-up photographs of the profile of Abraham Lincoln engraved onto United States pennies. In an age of spectacle and image gratification, Daveyï¿½s unrushed attention proposes a slowing down and a re-evaluation on the all too fleeting beauty of the everyday. Davey will also present objects and artworks that correspond with her archival approach, expanding on her thinking.
Image: 'Kevin Ayers 2013' Chromogenic prints with adhesive tape, stamps and ink. Copyright Moyra Davey/ Murray Guy, New York.