The Constant World

2007, Sculptural video installation with flat-screen display

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, beckons the viewers to inhabit the place seen onscreen. Drawing from influences as varied as Constant Nieuwenhuis’s models for the utopian New Babylon and the dystopian technological noir of Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville, the project forms a critique of labels. Specifically it questions the ways in which our culture uses language to falsely assign value.


Exhibition History

CONSTANT WORLD: THE WORK OF JENNIFER AND KEVIN MCCOY., 2009, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

CONSTANT WORLD, 2008, Beall Center for Art and Technology

TINY, FUNNY, BIG, AND SAD, 2007, British Film Institute