Kota Ezawa, The Simpson Verdict (still), 2002
Kota Ezawa's video work, The Simpson Verdict, is on view in the exhibition Way Bay 2 at the Berkeley Art Museum. The second iteration of an innovatively organized exhibition of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials, Way Bay 2 continues the museum's wide-ranging exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over two centuries. The exhibition features almost two hundred works by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages directly with the region’s geographic and cultural landscape.
In The Simpson Verdict Ezawa used drawing software to reconstruct the final moments of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, based on broadcast footage he bought on the Internet. In the late 1990s, Ezawa worked as a legal videographer, occasionally appearing in court to play back videos or record testimony.
Way Bay 2 is on view through September 2, 2018.