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Still from Amie Siegel’s Berlin Remake (2005) courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Film Programs

Dark Mirrors: The Double in Cinema

Berlin Remake and Genealogies: Amie Siegel’s Doubling

Dark Mirrors: The Double in Cinema

  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium; Amie Siegel, in person

Registration is required.

Artist Amie Siegel presents and discusses two of her artworks that grapple with themes of provenance, remake, and copy: Berlin Remake, “a double projection of exterior scenes from East German State Film Studio movies alongside their “remade” version in the present… provok[ing] a space where chronological time becomes simultaneous and where physical and cinematic landscapes coincide in an uncanny juxtaposition of past and present, making history (like the GDR) simultaneously present and absent” (2005, 15 minutes); and Genealogies, a video that “traces the sculptural, gendered iconography of architecture and the female body, querying how these are visualized in cinema, and harnessed by advertising and music videos” (2016, 26 minutes). With thanks to Thomas Dane Gallery for descriptions.