Projects

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QUITTER

video 2023

Quitter (in progress) is an experimental video that depicts the stakes of breaking with the patterns of modern life- what does life look like without lifestyle? What is the difference between an activist and a hermit? "Quitter,"the final work in the WORKSTATIONS trilogy, moves the McCoys' architectural investigations into the landscape in order to examine the encroachment of spiritual desire. …

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THE INSIDE WORLD

NFT 2022

Las Vegas is now operated by Artificial Intelligence. Fourteen AI “Managers” handle every sector of the city. But there’s a problem: One of them is secretly human… THE INSIDE WORLD is a sci-fi mystery-thriller game set in the networks and streets of Las Vegas. Artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy with collaborators Peter Rostovsky and Annie Howell investigate a future where …

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QUANTUM LEAP

code generated animation, NFT 2021

This generative NFT evolves from a three-sided shape to up to twenty sides over a three year period. Over its lifetime, it can generate descendants and leaves greyscale versions of of previous states behind to create new NFTs. Series of 8 tokens. Creative coding support by David Stein.

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PAPER MIRROR

ball point pen on paper 2020

"Post 2020 pandemic lockdown, we see New York City storefronts in various stages of development, from fully open, to provisionally boarded up with wood and cardboard, to empty and labelled with "For Rent" signs. We also see street art both sanctioned and unsanctioned, signals of the city’s eternal creative life. For 601’s storefront, we present a new way of marking …

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CLEANER

video 2019

Postmasters Gallery, New York, December 7, 2019 A film work of cinematic scale, Cleaner traces the creative awakening of a maintenance worker. Her movements are framed within the routines of manual labor yet set against the work environment of the tech economy. The film, shot on location at the headquarters of Kickstarter, juxtaposes the physicality of traditional labor with the …

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PUBLIC KEY / PRIVATE KEY

net art 2019

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy's Public Key / Private Key explores museums' ownership of art and the role of donors in building museum collections. For this project, the artists donated an original artwork, a 16mm film, to the Whitney Museum's Special Collection on behalf of members of the public. Visitors to the project page could register their names and explain why …

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WORKSTATIONS

Photograph 2019

As part of our Workstations film trilogy we produced a series of 6 photographic images of personal work spaces. Absent their workers, they none the less depict the blend of personalization and standardization that saturates our era.

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INFLUENCING OTHERS

installation 2017

In this video installation, a real estate broker sings a song about marketing techniques in front of a distorted conference table.

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STAGING

Photograph 2017

Five photographs that combine youth and small scale in an elaborate construction.

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BROKER

single channel video 2016

Shot on the seventy-seventh floor apartment of one of New York City’s many Trump Towers, BROKER is a meticulous portrayal of a high end real estate broker, seen here as the physical embodiment of the constantly accelerating pitch of luxury merchandising. The film uses the architecture of the apartment to create an echo chamber of life style messages - messages …

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BROKER GLASS SERIES

Glass 2016

Cast glass sculptures of broken glass and dishware.

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FIVE-SEVENTHS

installation 2016

"Five Sevenths" an installation which plays on the word "model apartment" by creating a slightly less than life size version of a model apartment for viewers to tour in the gallery. Sculpted from foam at 5/7" inch scale, the project imagines and records the viewer as an apartment hunter.