Curated by Brett Day Windham and George TerryOCTOBER 16 - NOVEMBER 21, 2015
In the heart of the NEON District, The Rutter Family Art Foundation opened an impressive new media exhibition during the district’s NEON Festival. The artists featured in DOPPELGÄNGING build props, sets, installations, and costumes, ultimately creating their own highly personal and singular imagined worlds. Ensconced in these dense and particular studio practices, there is the potential to re-imagine movement, behavior and ideas outside the banality of everyday life. This created space is one in which each artist can examine and re-imagine his or her own agency, personality and desire for role-play. Performing within these environments often allows themes of character and identity to be investigated. However, this is where the similarities end; from outrageous performance to intimate gesture, from HD video to Super 8 Transfer, from hand-crafted animation to underwater iPhone video, every work in the show beats its own path.
Because both action and sculpture factor so strongly into the work, installations and performances were scheduled into the run of the show. Scheduled performers included Rachel Mason, Irvin Morazan (performing with Cooper Holoweski) an artist talk with Brian Bress, and an installation from Nellie Appleby.