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Obliterating the Frame: Steve McQueen on Art and Film



“I never tried to do anything to make my films friendly.” From his start in Britain’s video art scene in the 1990s to his first feature film in 2008 to the Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen’s self-imposed criteria has always been to “tell some kind of truth.” In his November Walker Dialogue he also discussed the importance of collective viewing and “obliterating the frame.”