Triptych, color video projection with sound
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Partial and promised gift of Blake Byrne in honor of Jeremy Strick
Before winning an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen was an acclaimed video artist. In Drumroll, he affixed three cameras to a construction-grade metal barrel—two on either end and one inside—and rolled it through the streets of Manhattan. That’s McQueen in the third picture, physically guiding his contraption.
Projected as a video installation, the triptych offers a simulation of being trapped, recreating the experience of an uncontrollable, endless journey dictated by the physical rhythms of a city. Later that year it would win McQueen the prestigious Turner Prize. More about the work at SFMOMA.
Drumroll is part of MOCA’s permanent collection. Congratulations Steve McQueen!
This the final week of The Shadows Took Shape, catch this exhibition before it closes March 9th!
(Top) Laylah Ali, Untitled, 2005. Courtesy the artist
(Bottom) Laylah Ali, Untitled, 2005. Courtesy Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Museum Purchase: the Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund
i want you to say my name
like it’s heavy.