Projects

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JENNIFER AND KEN MCCOY/JESSICA AND KEVIN MCCOY

digital C-print 2008

Exploring the idea of substitution, two large scale photographs. "Jennifer and Ken McCoy/Jessica and Kevin McCoy" are post performative photographs in which one of the artists is paired with a rotating array of passer-bys, friends, and colleagues dressed as the significant other. Here the genre of "couple" is explored through a deadpan mosaic of costumed participants. In these works, the ...

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VICE PRESIDENTIAL DOWNTIME REQUIREMENTS

2008

In Jennifer and Kevin McCoy's Vice Presidential Downtime Requirements (formerly titled Band Rider Series: Dick Cheney), (2008) this one-way exchange of information is inverted: it is a government official who becomes the subject of an invasion of privacy. The piece is part of a series of works by the McCoys based on rider agreements, contracts stipulating the hospitality needs of ...

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BIG BOX

Sculptural video installation with video display 2007

In the two Big Box sculptures, models of an American-style big box shopping mall are placed on a slowly rotating turntable. The clean, nearly featureless buildings facades have been modified. In one reality, a trash-filled wasteland, and in another an over-grown jungle. In the wasteland, zombies have made advances. In the jungle, the mall has been converted to a biosphere. ...

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THE CONSTANT WORLD

Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display 2007

The Constant World, with its incorporation of thirty-six live video cameras, presents a utopian world that acts as its own advertisement. This installation is a large interconnected series of ceiling mounted metal spheres, models, and lights. It portrays a film noir melodrama set in an urban environment that is intercut with text elements. The result, seen on flat screen displays, ...

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THE HIGH SEAS

Sculptural kinetic video installation with projection. 2007

A video camera and light circle a stationary boat model, moving up and down along a wave guide as they move. The projected image creates an illusion of the ship tossing and pitching on stormy seas.

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DOUBLE FANTASY 2 (SEX)

Sculptural video installation with projection. 2006

The artists are portrayed as young people in a miniature tableau which reconstructs an early experience in which a future sexual experience was imagined. The sculpture consists of a vertically-oriented platform mounted on a floor-based stand. Miniature elements, lighting and cameras are mounted on either side of the platform. The live video cameras capture shots of the tableau, which are ...

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DOUBLE FANTASY 3 (CAREER)

Sculptural video installation with projection. 2006

The artists are portrayed as young people in a miniature tableau which reconstructs an early experience in which a future career experience was imagined. The sculpture consists of a vertically-oriented platform mounted on a floor-based stand. Miniature elements, lighting and cameras are mounted on either side of the platform. The live video cameras capture shots of the tableau, which are ...

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DOUBLE FANTASY 4 (GOD)

Sculptural kinetic video installation with projection. 2006

The artists are portrayed as children experiencing early spiritual/religious events. The sculpture consists of a vertically-oriented platform mounted on a floor-based stand. Miniature elements, lighting and cameras are mounted on either side of the platform. The live video cameras capture shots of the tableau, which are sequenced by computer into an endlessly looping live video, projected as part of the ...

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DREAM SEQUENCE

Sculptural kinetic video installation with 2 channel projection 2006

A large two-sided wheel, set at a forty-five degree angle, rotates slowly on its axis. The wheel is covered with miniature elements depicting dream-like imagery. Next to the rotating wheel, two miniature figurines representing the artists are lying asleep in twin beds. In front of each bed is a half-silvered mirror, partially reflecting the slowly moving dream images, and partially ...

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SCARY THINGS 1

Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display. 2006

Scary Things is made of images of the simple elements of nature that can be frightening to children. This sculpture (like Special Things) uses the technique of tiny cameras, sculptural miniatures, and acrylic text in one integrated platform. Although the sculpture contains only ten words, hundreds of sentences are created by a software-based video sequencer, forming a poetry of fear ...

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SCARY THINGS 2

Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display. 2006

Scary Things is made of images of the simple elements of nature that can be frightening to children. This sculpture (like Special Things) uses the technique of tiny cameras, sculptural miniatures, and acrylic text in one integrated platform. Although the sculpture contains only ten words, hundreds of sentences are created by a software-based video sequencer, forming a poetry of fear ...

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SPECIAL THINGS

Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display. 2006

Special Things presents images of a utopian childhood complete with cavorting lambs and chiffon rainbows. These are rendered in fragments across sixteen small hanging sculptures. Each consists of a miniature scene, a small video camera, and a mirrored word emblazoned across the front of the sculpture. On a nearby screen, images of the sixteen scenes and their related captions are ...