Picture
Double_Take_1

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:  Double Take
Date: 1996
Soundtrack:  Jimmy Johnson and Peter Ehrlich of Grain
Dimensions:  12 x 11 x 35 feet
Original Equipment: 2 EIKI LC330 140 lumen projectors, 1 laserdisc player, quad sound
Photo credit: 
Linda Besemer, courtesy ACME, Los Angeles.
Exhibition History:

  1. Glow, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California, curated by Lorelai Stewart, May 15 - July 6, 1996.
  2. W5 Belfast, Northern Ireland, curated by Hand's On! and Sally Montgomery, January, 2001.

Description: Double Take is a loose homage to Alfred Hitchcock's depth distortions in Vertigo. The animation is double projected at angles, one in black and white, the other color. As a result of the projection angles, the viewer saw two shadows of herself, one shadow was filled with black and white grids, while the other was color. The audio worked in a similar way to the video, a repetitive sequence was fed through an effects unit which delayed and repeated the sound through two sets of speakers, filling the corridor with sound.
Part of the Collection: W5, Belfast, Northern Ireland.