The Double
Ken Feingold, 1984, 30'17''

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Ken Feingold: 'This work is about the spaces that open up before us when we look at ourselves in the world, and find our pulses racing a bit from...what?...the knowledge that we are a part of all this?' The Double could be compared with 5Dim/Mind in terms of form and it also consists of five sections of images and sounds which Feingold has recorded himself or has collected from television. Like 5Dim/Mind every image assumes an equal importance and is equally informative within the context of the tape. The relations that Feingold's editing creates between the images themselves are neither logical nor narrative. Rather they seem like the result of a series of thoughts where one image evokes another by means of intuition, the conscious and the unconscious. Hence here is no obvious explanation for these images' mutual association. However, The Double is basically a vision of culture. This is demonstrated by the many images which Feingold has collected of overtly violent cultural and natural events. Read more...

  • Date: 1984
  • Length: 30'17''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: appropriation, conceptual
  • Keywords: representation, television (subject), mass media, culture