All a Tremulous Heart Requires – a series of four mixed-media works paying tribute to The Smiths – was commissioned by Arena Homme + for their Spring 2018 issue. Inspired by a 20-second piece of footage in which Morrissey and Johnny Marr dance to the outro of ‘Barbarism Begins at Home’ at the El Dorado Theatre in Paris in 1984, All a Tremulous Heart Requires considers the idea of pop-culture as religion and modern-day idolatry.
The series of four works, each two metres tall, was created from photos taken on an iPhone of fans at a Morrissey gig in Aberdeen, earlier in 2018. These images were enlarged and mounted with laser cut transparent acrylic in various colours.
All a Tremulous Heart Requires was exhibited at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square on 20th April 2018.
Photography: Mark Dalton
Video: Mark Jackson