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Infinitesimal Light and Magic

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy’s Our Second Date (2004).Image courtesy of the artists and MoMA.

Before there was high-def or CGI Beowulf, there was, well, this. In Our Second Date, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy re-create a scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 film Week End, taking a decidedly low-tech approach. The meticulously crafted miniature rotates at a snail’s pace before a system of snakelike cameras, and, while far from realistic, the projected image is better than you might expect. This piece is part of MoMA’s small but excellent exhibition “Automatic Update,” a fun look at antiquated (i.e. nineties) tech, up on the second floor through September 3. —Rachel Wolff