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

This tabletop miniature kinetic sculpture collapses two linked narratives. In Our Second Date, one narrative is a small-scale recreation of a scene from the film Week End by Jean Luc Godard, with its majestic travelling shot reduced here to an infinitely spinning disc. The other is a tableau portraying the artists themselves in the act of watching the film on a Parisian small- screen cineama: a live video feed of the cinematic recreation on the table next to them appears on their screen. In the gallery space, a projected video sequence cuts between images of the artists in their miniature seats and images of the film scene they are watching.