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The Double

  • Cabinet 300 Nevins St Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

The Skowhegan Alliance, Cabinet, and LAXART are pleased to present:

A one-night bi-coastal screening of video works by Skowhegan Alumni spanning nearly 15 years of Skowhegan alumni:

The Double is primarily a visual phenomenon making video a natural medium for its exploration. The earliest silent films recognized the inherent doubling that occurs through picture, investigating notions of an uncanny second self in films such as the The Golem and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.  Through doubling or mirroring, one is confronted with the illusion of wholeness, a dispersion of the self, and perhaps revelations or repressions of fears and desires kept hidden within the body. The Double can also represent an alter ego, a copy or forgery, or a false twin or Doppelganger. However, doubles are not exclusively physical in a bodily sense. Doubling may also be traced to the mode of production of the work, reminding us that the replication and dissemination of image is physical in its duplication as well. This lack of the original and multiplication of the double across the screen is exemplified in the bicoastal screening of The Double at LAXART in Los Angeles and Cabinet in New York.

Featuring works by:

Mike Calway-Fagen '11
Jonathan Ehrenberg '11
Amy Finkbeiner '01
Victoria Fu '06
Meredith James '11
Andrew Ellis Johnson '99
Siobhan Landry '11
Sarah Lasley '04
Dan Levenson '09
Ann Oren '09
Chris Sollars '98
Cheryl Yun '03 
Bryan Zanisnik '08

*The screening will run for approximately 1 hour


LAXART is an independent nonprofit art space presenting experimental exhibitions and public art initiatives offering the public access to a new generation of artists and curators supporting both risk and dialogue producing new work for new audiences inciting the conversation on contemporary art in LA animating dynamic relationships between art, artists, and audiences enhancing the cultural landscape of LA by supporting challenging work reflecting the diversity of the city.

Los Angeles Screening
8pm PST
2640 S. La Cienega
Los Angeles, CA 90034


About Cabinet:

Immaterial Incorporated (aka Cabinet) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) art and culture organization founded in 1999. By operating with the most expansive and inclusive definition of “culture” possible, one that includes both the quotidian and the extraordinary, Cabinet aims to foster curiosity about the world we have made and inhabit. Although Cabinet’s core activity is the production of Cabinet magazine, the organization also publish books and CDs, and organizes exhibitions, readings, panels, workshops, screenings, and conferences. In late 2008, Cabinet opened its own event and exhibition space in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn to promote further public dialogue that both draws on and informs ideas presented in the magazine.


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