JACK HENRY MOORE
Jack Henry Moore was never one of the stars of London’s counterculture, but you can be sure the scene’s most famous names all knew his. From creating sound and vision for Pink Floyd’s legendary UFO club, to filming John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bagism ‘happening’, to his involvement with the cult underground paper International Times and the pivotal 24-Hour Technicolour Dream, Jack was a fixture of the city’s creative core.
He was also a pioneering video artist, creating a huge film archive featuring cultural lodestones such as Dylan to Dali, an acid happening on Hampstead Heath with DJ and mod scenester Jeff Dexter, and even rare early ’70s footage of the Dalai Lama.
Now Dig, in association with the National Lottery, is bringing that archive to life. We will be starting the process of restoring and digitising Jack’s old video tapes. Jack’s lifestyle and often straitened circumstances meant they were in danger of being destroyed after his death.
At the request of the executors, we drove from the UK to Amsterdam to salvage what we could of the collection - hundred of video cassettes and reel-to-reel recordings and an extensive library of art posters.