11 October 2014 to 1 March 2015
The Woods (2012) is a trilogy of video installations by South African artist Candice Breitz, that takes a close look at the world of child performers in order to explore the dreams and promises embedded in mainstream cinema. The work will be on view in PEM’s Special Exhibition Galleries during opening hours for the duration of this presentation.
Consistent with Breitz’s interest in the role that mimicry plays in the forging of selfhood and her ongoing exploration of the relationships between popular culture and its consumers, The Woods traverses three continents to explore the rituals and conventions governing the on- and off-camera personae of professional child actors, as well as adult actors who have become famous playing child roles.
The trilogy brings together footage shot in Los Angeles, Mumbai and Lagos, seeking to observe and grasp the aspirational appeal that is shared by Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood. Engaging actors and crews whose creative labour would ordinarily be subsumed into these three giant popular cinema industries, the three chapters of The Woods bring a behind-the-scenes eye to industries that typically prefer to mask their inner workings.
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Candice Breitz 'The Woods' 2012
Three-part video installation Dimensions variable Courtesy White Cube