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Dave McKenzie

The Jamaican artist Dave McKenzie (b. 1977) is based in Brooklyn. He investigates forms of self-representation in a conceptual mode, appropriating identities and in the process neutralizing established clichés fueled by appearance, age, and origin. In Kevin and Me, McKenzie draws on the film The Usual Suspects (1995). The camera focuses on the artist's legs and feet on a wooden pedestrian bridge. After limping at the start, he walks sure-footedly, then exchanges his sneakers for a pair of tap dancing shoes, and embarks on a sequence of skillfully executed steps.

Dave McKenzie, Kevin and Me, 2000

Biel/Bienne 2014


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