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Oscars 2014: Architecture’s precise role in Steve McQueen’s films

Oscars 2014: Architecture’s precise role in Steve McQueen’s films

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Published by Leonardo Calcagno

The Statue of Liberty is filthy. Rust stains on the copper. Dirt in the folds of her gown. In need of a good scrubbing. I learned this from watching “Static,” a 2009 video installation by British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen that is shot from a helicopter buzzing loudly as it circles the landmark over and over. That seven-minute piece and the rest of his work for the art world is gaining new attention now that McQueen has found success in Hollywood. He is nominated for director at Sunday’s Academy Awards for his third feature, “12 Years a Slave.” The film is among the favorites for best picture. Article continues at latimes.com

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