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The seven-minute film, entitled Static (2009) was shot by McQueen from a helicopter and features jerky camera work as well as the sound of the helicopter in flight.

Stuart Comer, the chief curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art, commented: ''It is literally a close-up. You see every fold [of fabric] and rusty porthole. It becomes unfamiliar.''

The seven-minute loop was shot on 35mm film and transferred to video, with four editions and an artist's proof produced. The Tate Modern, London, has the fourth copy in their archives. It gives viewers a whole new perspective of the statue, relevant considering the inside of the statue has been closed to the public for a number of years. The piece alternates between distance shots, with Lady Liberty looming over docks and buildings, to close-ups of tiny details of the torch, the tabula ansata and the statue's gaze.

The film was made the year President Barack Obama;s Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced that the statue would reopen to the public from 4 July, having been closed following the attacks of 11 September 2001.

See here for more information on the MoMA installation.

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