"Race Riot," detail (2001)

"Race Riot," detail, 2001
Digital video loop, digital camcorder, and wood, glass, and linen vitrine
Image size: 1 1/2 x 2 inches
Vitrine: 20 x 20 x 22 inches
Edition of 6, AP of 1
Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

"There are interesting moments when the player happens to be faced away from the camera. They zoom in on the back of the head, and it seems like a very interesting contradiction- that in a way this is the money shot. It’s the shot that the players are waiting for when they take center stage after they’ve done something good or something bad. But the contradiction is the extreme close-up on the personality of somebody who happens to be turned away from the camera."

- Paul Pfeiffer