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Corey McCorkle, Monument, 2013, HD-video projection, color, sound, 5 minutes 36 seconds.

Corey McCorkle

Maccarone | 630 Greenwich Street

Corey McCorkle, Monument, 2013, HD-video projection, color, sound, 5 minutes 36 seconds.

“There’s a video of a blind horse named Zachary; it goes with the crevice piece.” Such was the entirety of the information provided by the attendant on my visit to Corey McCorkle’s recent exhibition at Maccarone; there was nothing in printed form bar a minimal checklist identifying the two works on display as, respectively, Monument and Crevice, both 2013. But while curt to the point of near absurdity, the official description was at least truthful. The darkened gallery was dominated by a five-and-a-half minute silent, color video of said horse, projected at cinematic scale on a freestanding wall. And this did indeed seem to, in some way, “go with” an uneven slit running the lengths of two adjacent walls at a height of about six feet, which admitted a narrow strip of white light.

Monument is consistent with McCorkle’s approach to the moving image in previous works such as Preah,

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