Sunshine State by Steve McQueen

In Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) presents 'Sunshine State', an artwork by Steve McQueen commissioned by IFFR. The work will be presented at Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, on view from 26 January to 12 February 2023.

Sunshine State is McQueen's first new installation since his artwork Year 3 at Tate Britain in 2019. Sunshine State is a multichannel video project consisting of two screens placed side by side. The work starts with a blazing sun unravelling, while alongside it images appear and are analysed from the musical drama The Jazz Singer (1927), starring famous singer Al Jolson. The film is known as the first "talkie" in film history to use synchronised dialogue.