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.


Exhibition History

COLLECTIVE ONE, 2007, Galerie Guy Bartschi

COMPLICIT! CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ART AND MASS CULTURE, 2006, University of Virginia Art Museum

STOP MOTION, 2006, Edith Russ Haus for Media Art

A KISS ISN'T JUST A KISS, 2005, UConn Contemporary Art Galleries

OPEN HOUSE: WORKING IN BROOKLYN, 2004, The Brooklyn Museum

LEARNING TO WATCH, 2004, Sala Rekalde

ROBOT FILMS, 2003, FACT Centre

LOVE AND TERROR, 2002, Butler Art Institute