For the opening of BFI Southbank, I curated an exhibition of work by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy called Tiny, Funny, Big and Sad. It included a new piece commissioned for the foyer area. The Constant World is a ceiling-mounted sculpture with 108 aluminum arms, each one supporting either a live video camera, a miniature object, or a light fixture.
The objects used in the piece are careful compositions created using miniatures and simple materials like plexi glass. When captured on video, these objects render as sweeping vistas and film noir moments.
Tiny, Funny, Big and Sad included the UK premiere of Traffic (2004), showing in the Gallery. Traffic is a series of four works in which the artists recreate moments from their lives which have become linked in their memory to a specific film. The works consist of a series of tabletops that recreate scenes from these films in miniature. The image above shows a recreation of a scene from Sugarland Express.