One plus one is two. Two plus two is four. Four plus four is eight. Eight plus eight is sixteen. Sixteen plus sixteen is thirty-two.

I had considered presenting Doubling in the exhibition at Musée d’art contemporain, using their vitrines on the corner of Mansfield and Cathcart, but it didn’t complement the other works in the show. So, when Andrew Forster proposed presenting at L’endroit indiqué, I was intrigued. I like the idea of interventionist practices and showing art outside of typical gallery settings. It’s a way to meet new audiences and to work with architecture and urban space. I also enjoy encountering art in this way. The exhibition at L’endroit indiqué was a way of extending the show at MAC, unfolding a new vector, or drawing a line between the museum and the Plateau. It was a complement to, or an extension of, the work presented at MAC, especially the program of Andy Warhol Screen Tests I curated.

I am interested in unedited film and video performances made in the 1960s and 1970s by artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Bruce Nauman, Lisa Steele, and others. Doubling almost looks like it was made in the 1960s. It was conceived to be silent. It’s about the act of seeing; what we understand (or misunderstand) through appearances.

Web page for Doubling on the L’entroit indiqué website.

Installation shots: Andrew Forster