Frank Moore is an American performance artist, shaman, poet, essayist, painter, musician and internet/television personality who has experimented in art, performance, ritual, and shamanistic teaching since the late 1960s.
Moore is perhaps most well known as one of the NEA-funded artists targeted by Jesse Helms and the GAO (General Accounting Office) in the early 90s for doing art that was labeled “obscene”.
He is well known for long (5-48 hours) ritualistic performances with audience participation, nudity, and eroticism. But he has also become well known for his influential writings on performance, art, life, and cultural subversion, for his historical influence on the San Francisco Bay Area music and performance scene, and for his 24/7/365 pioneering webstation, LUVeR (Love Underground Visionary Revolution).
Moore has been an underground counter-culture hero and artistic
inspiration for decades. He was born with cerebral palsy, can not walk
or talk, but has written books, directed plays, directed, acted in and
edited films, regularly gives poetry readings, plays piano, sings in
ensemble music jams, and continues to lead bands in hard core punk clubs
up and down the west coast.
Performance artist Annie Sprinkle considers Moore one of her teachers and Frank has performed with a host of performance and punk figures of the underground since the 1970s like Barbara Smith, Linda Sibio, The Feederz, and Dirk Dirksen – The Pope of Punk.Frank Moore’s video works are award winning and have shown throughout the U.S. and Canada, and since 2001 Frank Moore has been producing shows for Berkeley’s Public Access Channel, Berkeley Community Media, Channel 28. His shows play weekly, throughout the week.
In 2006, Moore announced his candidacy for the 2008 election for President of the United States. His campaign website can be found at frankmooreforpresident08.com. His platform videos are available on YouTube.