Paul Pfeiffer, Still from Study for Morning After the Deluge, 2001, LCD monitor, metal armature, DVD player and digital video loop, 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 60 in.


Cut/Film as Found Object in Contemporary Video

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
November 13, 2004–January 30, 2005

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
June 25–September 25, 2005

With the idea of “postproduction” in the air, it’s not hard to hear scholarly rumblings about how moving pictures provide artists with the newest form of readymade—just slice and dice cinematic masterpieces or the nightly news and re-present them on-screen to critical effect. But incisive exhibitions on this strategy of appropriation are still relatively few and far between. “Cut/Film as Found Object in Contemporary Video” promises to be among the first in the US, creating a new framework for pieces by Candice Breitz, Christian Marclay, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Paul Pfeiffer, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Omer Fast, and Michael Joaquin Grey.