Director Steve McQueen's Museum Piece: His Kanye West Videos on Display at LACMA

Author:
Publish date:

Max Cea reports for Grantland about the unusual exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), featuring a 9-minute video for Kanye West songs, "All Day" and "I Feel Lke That." The piece is directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). As Cea reports, "Painted on one wall within the exhibit’s space is a description of the video: 'play[ing] upon the relationship between the camera and the subject. As in a meeting between the bull and the matador, it remains unclear who chases whom within the arena. The roles of pursuer and pursued are at times inverted.'"

His description continues: "The film becomes dizzying. It was shot in an enclosed dockyard outside of London, the room stripped bare to Yeezy’s liking, but the action is nonstop. With most of the windows boarded, the viewer has no bearings; the film is removed from place — as well as time, though the video has the feel of a not-too-distant dystopia in which everyone wears monochromatic grayscale."

Further down, Cea polls a sample of attendees and gets a diverse set of reactions.

Related

InSync-FrameFormerScreenshot

InSync Technology at the 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, InSync will announce availability of the new FrameFormer plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro for macOS. This addition to the range provides further flexibility and options for deploying FrameFormer.

BlackBox-Emerald_4KReceiver

Black Box at the 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, Black Box will showcase products across its high-performance Emerald™ unified KVM (keyboard, mouse, video) portfolio and will unveil a new offering that enables even greater flexibility in establishing agile remote desktop connectivity. The Black Box booth, SL12716, will feature demo areas dedicated to Emerald KVM solutions that address the need for convenient and intuitive real-time access to multiple computers from multiple locations, whether across rooms, floors, buildings, sites, or even cities. Black Box offers consultation and design services along with every solution delivered, and the company's representatives at the 2019 NAB Show will highlight complete IP-based and 4K AV visualization and distribution solutions tailored to the unique requirements of modern control rooms, post and media productions, and broadcast playout environments.

Yamaha_UC_CS-700-App

Yamaha UC Brings IT-Ready UC Solutions to IT Partners France

Yamaha Unified Communications will demonstrate its broad portfolio of unified communication solutions (UC) in stand E67 at IT Partners France, March 13-14 at Disneyland Paris. Strengthening enterprise UC strategy through simple deployment and management while delivering best-in-class collaboration experiences, the company will feature its portable YVC-200 speakerphone for on-the-go conferencing, along with the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for huddle rooms and the Yamaha YVC-1000 conference phone.