I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining

Jesse McLean

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Jesse McLean, I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining (still), 2015.

An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining
Jesse McLean

14 Minutes

September 6–20, 2021

I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining is an experimental portrait of a lighting stand-in/body double whose work and corporal self appears in films even if her name does not. Through a purposeful masking of the (sometimes subtle) differentiations between performance and acting, a famous Hollywood actress and her double, audience expectation and cinema magic, this video offers a look behind the silver screen.

I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining is presented as part of the program An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories, curated by Lukas Brasiskis and designed to precede the online symposium The State of the Moving Image (September 17–19).

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Film, Contemporary Art, Performance
Documentary, Video Art, Representation, Appropriation Art
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Jesse McLean is an artist interested in systems that simultaneously comprise us and contain us. Motivated by a deep curiosity regarding human behavior and a firm belief that there is always more to the story, she has spent her career investigating what it means to be human in relation to what is not. A primary focus of her work contrasts the finite capacities of the nonhuman with infinite human desires.

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