Uncertain Pilgrimage is an ongoing project in which Moore draws from his unplanned travels in recent years. Many of the pieces are found objects and discarded materials that he has transformed into tools and eccentric prop-like sculptures to help him on his journeys. Map (from Uncertain Pilgrimage) is one such object that could be a metaphor for the whole project: a simple empty paper map that has no location written on it.
Gareth Moore’s practice—which explores ideas of journey and loss—combines performance, documentation, installation, and sculpture, as well as everyday activities. For the exhibition The Wizard of Oz at California College of the Arts’s Wattis Institute, Moore was blindfolded and deposited in an unknown location with only the clothes on his back, some pocket money, and a camera to find his own way back to the gallery.