Our Second Date: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

March 31, 2007 - July 8, 2007

Nevada Museum of Art

The art of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, a husband-and-wife team based in New York, is inspired by a range of popular films and television programs. In Our Second Date, the couple combines new media with a miniature sculptural installation to recall a past visit o a screening of the film Weekend, by French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard.

Works Shown

Traffic #1: Our Second Date

2004, Installation with video projection

Each of these tabletop miniature kinetic sculptures involves two linked narratives. In Second Date, one harrative is a small-scale recreation of a scene from the film Week End by Jean Luc Godard. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film on a small- screen: a live video feed of the cinematic recreation appears on their screen. In the gallery space, a video sequence cuts back and forth between images of the artists in their viewing environment and images of the film scene they are watching. All of the films involve car culture and its portrayal in cinema.