Steve McQueen | Deadpan

Curator: Dalia Levin
March 7, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Deadpan, 1997, video installation
סטיב מקווין
Upon entering the space of Deadpan, a video installation by British artist Steve McQueen (winner of Turner Prize), the viewer is engulfed by the projected scene, assuming the place of the artist, a scene which is duplicated by the reflective floor. Based on Buster Keaton’s physical comedy, the artist reenacts one of the filmmaker’s famous gags: standing in front of a house, which alarmingly collapses behind him, he remains unscathed, as the window of the falling house miraculously fits his body, thus saving him from being crushed.

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