End Credits

Steve McQueen

British visual artist Steve McQueen (known for his films 12 Years a Slave and Shame) presents the latest version of End Credits for the first time in the Netherlands. This video installation is about Paul Robeson (1898-1976), an African-American star singer and actor who became a great civil rights activist and communist. Robeson was an outspoken opponent of social inequality. In the McCarthy era, the FBI assiduously compiled a file consisting of thousands of pages. McQueen's video presents a scrolling view of scanned pages of heavily censored, declassified documents as actors narrate selections from the text. End Credits shows the perverse nature of political discrimination and persecution.

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Steve McQueen