Lisa and John
David Moore - 3 May to 16 June 2018
Exhibition Dates: Friday 4 May - Saturday 16 June 2018
Exhibition Preview: Thursday 3 May 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Friday 5 May 1pm
Lisa & John Slideshow Theatre Performance: Thursday 10 May 7pm
Lisa and John tells the story of two subjects from David Moore's 1980's series 'Pictures From the Real World', documenting working class communities in the photographers home-town of Derby. This exhibition re-presents the project in a new form, through an immersive installation of photographs, contact sheets, 3D maquette, audio-visual works and a public theatre performance entitled 'The Lisa and John Slideshow' at the MAC Theatre on Thursday 10th May.
Collaborating with Lisa and John, Moore's 'archive intervention' invites the original subjects to interact with the photographs taken in their family home between 1987 and 1988, making their own selections and discussing memories, family, and being photographed.
The Lisa and John Slideshow
‘The Lisa and John Slideshow’ tells the story of a now divorced couple interacting with an archive of photographs taken by David Moore, documenting their family between 1987 and 1988. Accompanying the exhibition entitled ‘Lisa and John’, this deeply moving and powerful performance sheds light upon the ways in which photographs and in particular family archives both hold and question the nature of memories, stories and emotions. Using actors to perform, the verbatim script has been created using transcripts of conversations with Lisa and John as they select and speak about their own selection of images from Moore’s archive.
David Moore is a widely published, collected and exhibited photographic practitioner, using documentary modes to observe society and the state. Moore lives and works in London as Principal Lecturer and Course Leader of the MA Documentary and Photojournalism programme at the University of Westminster.
Thursday 3 May: Exhibition Preview 6-9pm
Friday 4 May: Artist Talk with David Moore 1pm
Thursday 10 May: The Lisa and John Slideshow Performance at the MAC
Thursday 7 June: Late Night Art Belfast 6-9pm
Thursday 7 June: Curator Tour 6.30pm
Free tours are available, please contact Curator / Gallery Manager Hannah Watson at or 02890230965
British Journal of Photography by Gemma Padley
The Guardian by Lisa O'Kelly
Resonance FM 'There Then, Hear Now' Radio Interview with David Moore
Source Photographic Review In Conversation
TIME Magazine on 'Pictures from the Real World'
Conscientious Magazine, Jörg M. Colberg on 'Pictures from the Real World'
American Suburb X, David Chandler on 'Pictures from the Real World'
Lisa and John is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council. The Lisa and John Slideshow takes place in partnership with the 2018 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival at the MAC. This project has been developed in collaboration with the University of Westminster and Professor Val Williams of the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre at London College of Communication.