Candice Breitz, Stills from The Interview, 2012


Shot at Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria: June 2012 

From the trilogy The Woods


FreePort [No. 008]: Candice Breitz

On view October 11, 2014 to February 8, 2015

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

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 Woods was co-commissioned by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. Generous support provided by FreePort funders Jeffrey P. Beale and Fay Chandler. 

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