Sunshine State

  • 360'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2022

Steve McQueen’s first new artwork since his major commission Year 3 at Tate Britain in 2019, Sunshine State is a two-channel video projection shown on both sides of two screens placed one next to the other. Opening with footage of a burning sun, the work unfolds exploring images from the musical drama The Jazz Singer (1927), starring the famous singer Al Jolson. The film is known as the first "talkie" in the history of cinema that uses synchronised dialogue.

Commissioned by IFFR for our 50th edition, Sunshine State is the first exhibition to be shown in the 5th floor exhibition space of Depot Boijmans van Beuningen since the opening of the building in November 2021.

Open to the public from Thursday 26 January to Sunday 12 February (except Mondays). 

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This artwork contains flashing lights that may affect those who are susceptible to epilepsy.

Steve McQueen's Sunshine State is made possible with the support of the Municipality of Rotterdam, Stichting Droom en Daad, Rotterdam Festivals and Nederlands Filmfonds.

Images:

©Steve McQueen. Courtesy the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo: Agostino Osio

  • 360'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2022
Director
Steve McQueen
Country of production
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
360'
Language
English
Sound Design
Paolo Brandi

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Thursday 26 January 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Saturday 28 January 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Sunday 29 January 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Tuesday 31 January 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Wednesday 01 February 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Thursday 02 February 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Friday 03 February 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Saturday 04 February 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • In Person
    Sunday 05 February 2023
    Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
Director
Steve McQueen
Country of production
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
360'
Language
English
Sound Design
Paolo Brandi