Open House: Working in Brooklyn

April 17, 2004 - Aug. 15, 2004

The Brooklyn Museum

Group Exhibition This exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive survey to date of artists working in Brooklyn, with more than 300 works in all media by 200 Brooklyn artists. All of the works on view have been created since 2000, and most are on show for the first time. The exhibition will place special emphasis on the multigenerational, multiethnic, and multinational artist communities that have revitalized Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, DUMBO, Red Hook, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Sunset Park.

Works Shown

The Kiss

2002, installation with custom software

In this installation, a red suitcase contains hardware and software that algorithmically reenact a scene from Lawrence Kasdan's 1981 film Body Heat. The McCoys film actors playing the parts of William Hurt and Kathleen Turner in a pivotal erotic moment of the film. The scene is then broken into short clips and digitized so that the actors images become manipulable as individual frames. Custom computer software selects these clips according to ever-changing patterns, creating a continuous live remix, projected at cinematic scale.