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…


    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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