What surf exhibition would be complete without 'Heaven' - Tracey Moffat's fab perv fest video compilation from 1997? The New York Times called it "A playful video that glories in the female gaze and objectification of man" - that man, of course, being Surfer Man caught in the midst of his everyday ritual of getting out of his black rubber wetsuit. Fetishised under Ms Moffatt's direction, this sub-species reveals itself to be quite willing to flash a bit of bum crack and even some saucily packed lunch.
Her latest video compilation 'Mother' is now on show at Ros Oxley's Gallery in Paddington, Sydney featuring classic clips of the mother/daughter relationship as depicted in movies such as 'Mommie Dearest' and 'Rabbit Proof Fence'.
Ms Moffatt also makes an appearance in Daniel Mudie Cunningham's new show at MOP Projects in Chippendale as part of his 'The Jodie Foster Archive'. Her letter to Daniel from 1996 about 'almost meeting Jodie' is pure fandom. Ms Foster was on location filming 'Silence of the Lambs' at the time so the encounter didn't happen but I'll try to find out if they've met since.
Daniel, by the way, is the Exhibition Coordinator and head Curator at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre where 'Wax On' will open on Dec 4, 2009.