Artist Projects

Soft Rains


Jennifer McCoy , Kevin McCoy

Soft Rains uses custom computer software to control miniature cameras, set elements, and recorded dialogue to create and project a film. The film generated portrays a woman alone in a mechanized house defending herself against an outside threat. The installation is comprised of a tabletop sound stage and a projection surface where viewers can see both the filmmaking process in action and its simultaneous result. The robotic set shoots and edits classic film-noir effects such as a chase sequence and various crosscuts between location and point-of-view shots, revealing the mechanisms behind the “magic” of cinema.

Project Updates

  • 2013: The McCoys exhibit two sculptures from the Soft Rains series at Bonn Kunstmuseum

  • 2003: A solo exhibition of Soft Rains is shown at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, England

  • 2003: Beta launch of Soft Rains is exhibited at Eyebeam in New York

  • 2004: Soft Rains is part of Santa Fe’s 5th International Biennial

  • 2005: Soft Rains is part of the group exhibition Identita e nomadismo (Identity and Nomadism) at Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Italy

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    Jennifer McCoy

    Jennifer McCoy is part of the husband and wife team Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Creative Capital Emerging Fields grant recipients (2003). Th…

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    Kevin McCoy

    The McCoy’s multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language.  They are known for creating video instal…

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