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

  • Artists

    Jennifer McCoy

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


    Kevin McCoy

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


  • Events

    Sep 26 – Feb 03, 2019
    Chris E. Vargas Exhibits His Creative Capital Project at New Museum

    Sep 24 – Dec 31, 2018
    Daniel Alexander Jones Presents "Black Light" Off-Broadway

    Apr 13 – Dec 22, 2018
    Fallen Fruit Present "Empire" at Newcomb Art Museum

    View All Events

  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)

    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"

    View All News