Dan Moynihan Special Effects 2014
Production still by Christopher Day
The hottest show in town is Dan’s new exhibition and it opens tomorrow night.
The title for this exhibition – No More Lonely Nights – was partly inspired by Bunnings Warehouse, the hardware retailer where Dan Moynihan works a couple of days a week. Like many big retailers, Bunnings has its own in-house entertainment system that pipes an unending stream of easy listening music throughout the store. One song on relatively high rotation is Paul McCartney’s hit No More Lonely Nights (1984). Dan’s heard that song many times now, sometimes even as an intense sonic feedback loop: “What’s weird,” he says, “is when you ring other stores and you can hear it in the background. Once it was almost synchronized with my store, and that felt really odd.”
Extract from Phip Murray, Dead Funny, Catalogue essay 2014
Be there or be a total loser.