Hollywood, Fandom & Videography: A Quick Chat With Daniel McKewen
We live in an age where everything created for entertainment is offered for consumption. When we see a movie we’re not just signing on to see a film, we’re willingly integrating the entertainment product into our personal lives. We’re joining ‘Team Edward’, ‘Team Jacob’, ‘Team Scar Jo’s ass in The Avengers
’ – in other words we’re making these things a part of our personalities.
That’s why we were fascinated by Brisbane artist Daniel McKewen’s
latest exhibition at IMA@Ksubi. He draws focus onto the Hollywood entertainment industry and the creativity which springs from the fandom surrounding it. Using pop culture, fashion magazines and other media, McKewen creates video installations that explore the “tension between complicit fan behaviour and critical artistic practice”.
Everguide had a quick chat with him about whys and wherefores of these ideas.
Where does your fascination for the Hollywood entertainment industry stem from?
What do you think about obsessive fandom?
Why do you think video is the best way to express these ideas?
'Every face on Vanity Fair’s Hollywood covers 1995-2008'
, Daniel McKewen, 2010.
The exhibition runs until Wednesday 6 June at IMA@Ksubi at the Ksubi store on James St in Fortitude Valley.