Candice Breitz, Stills from The Interview, 2012
Shot at Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria: June 2012
From the trilogy The Woods
Tour duration: October 19, 2013 to September 15, 2015
Internationally renowned video artist Candice Breitz explores how we create, define and perform identities in a world of mass media saturation. In her newest work, a trilogy called The Woods, Breitz delves into the cinematic culture of three epicenters of global filmmaking -- Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood -- to reflect the experiences of child actors and actors who perform childhood. With each section, shot in Los Angeles (The Audition), Mumbai (The Rehearsal) and Lagos (The Interview), The Woods cleverly splices together actor interviews to examine the movie industry's nuanced culture of aspiration and emulation.
The Peabody Essex Museum and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, co-commissioned The Woods, the latest exhibition in PEM's contemporary FreePort initiative. FreePort funders Jeffrey P. Beale and Fay Chandler provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.
Perry Rubenstein Gallery | www.perryrubenstein.com | October 19, 2013 - December 14, 2013
Peabody Essex Museum | www.pem.org | October 11, 2014 - February, 2015
Blaffer Art Museum | www.blafferartmuseum.org | May 30 - September 6, 2015