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Bradley McCallum

Conner Contemporary Art

Since the early ’90s, artists Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry have consistently engaged issues such as racism, police brutality, and homelessness, interviewing and interacting with some of its victims through a variety of mediums, including photography, video, and sculpture. In summer 2002, they and several teenagers living on Seattle’s streets organized Civic Endurance, a twenty-five-hour performance in which one teen after another stood for an hour’s duration on a street corner looking directly into the lens of a video camera, which filmed them from a location across the street. The resulting time-lapse footage collapses each hour into five minutes, to engaging and provocative effect.

The solitary figures, immobilized by their gaze into the camera, stand still while the world seems to spin around them at high speed; pedestrians are transformed into ghostlike blurs that stream across

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