Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 PM
Clark House Initiative, Bombay
Lecture-Performance “Images of Past as Images for the Future” is a part of Doplgenger’s ongoing project serial Fragments untitled. It is based on artistic re-questioning of the politics of archive, experimental methods and the filmmaker. In a performative way artist duo Doplgenger presents their ongoing research within the project focusing on complications of remembering, representing and voicing distant histories through media images. Simultaneously re-reading certain images in the cannon of archival filmmaking and in the context of media machinery, the artists point at the deconstruction of media narrative and the impact this language has on a viewer. At the same time observing experimental filmmaking methods and appropriation of images throughout their own cinematic treatment, Doplgenger questions the political implications of such procedures and the responsibility of filmmaker/artist.
Doplgenger is an artist duo Isidora Ilić and Boško Prostran, film/video artists from Belgrade (ex-Yugoslavia). The work of Doplgenger deals with relation between art and politics through exploring the regimes of moving images and modes of its reception. Their work has been presented internationally both in group or solo exhibitions and film/video festivals. Doplgenger has been participating in symposiums, workshops, presenting lectures and screening programs internationally and they were granted with Artist-in-Residence Programs. More at www.doplgenger.org
Project presentation in India is supported by Republic of Serbia Ministry of Culture and Information and Prince Claus Fund.