Stan Douglas in Venice

While I enjoyed Stan Douglas’ photographs of ‘speculative histories’ which play sound with a detailed, rich and staged kind of realism, his new film Doppelgänger could have been made to order for me. Not only is it a story of an accidental doubling (or splitting maybe) of a black female astronaut set in a series hyper-real rooms of super-saturated colour, it’s installed in a way that deeply affects both the experience of the film and its plot too. It’s so slick and tight yet also mutable. Could have stayed with it for hours, but you know how Venice is, lots to see…

More on his Biennale contribution here.

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