Didn’t Read It by Tom Moore

I read somewhere that you should piss on jellyfish stings. Maybe I didn’t read it, maybe someone told me about it with a pint in hand and a certain look in their eye. Either way, I knew what was happening when in the movie Nicole Kidman pisses on a teenage Zak Efron to save him on a Florida beach. In this scene she is brave and she is shameless and she is noble. In this scene Nicole Kidman pisses with the love of a nursing mother and the courage of a firefighter in a string bikini. Helpless Zak Efron is the cover star of every issue of Unthreatening Boys Magazine. I knew about piss and jellyfish stings because of the look in the eye in the pub or on the bus or on a much colder beach. I knew about piss and jellyfish stings and I knew you were a firefighter.


Tom Moore works with Lost History & Found Flowers, Low Spectacle & High Fashion, New Monsters & Old Hollywood, True Crime & False Lashes, Fresh Guts & Worn Clichés, Accelerating BPM & Breaking Hearts. Drawing is séance. Film is spell casting. They have exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and the ICA. They have screened at the London Independent Film Festival and Donau Festival.