Double Take: Film and Text Works by Johan Grimonprez
October 21 – December 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 21
Opening Reception with Concurrent Exhibitions
Vie du Pacifique II (John Young Museum of Art)
Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky (Commons Gallery)
1:30–1:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artist and project director Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura (John Young Museum of Art)
2:00–2:20 p.m., Gallery walk-through with curators Jaimey Hamilton-Faris and José Ferreira (The Art Gallery)
2:30–2:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artists Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky at the Commons Gallery
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception (ART Building Breezeway)
Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm
Artist Talk with Johan Grimonprez via Skype (Room 101)
Thursday, November 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Film, Fact, Fiction, and FearForum with Christina Gerhardt, Markus Wessendorf, and Jairus Grove (Room 101)
In provocative and groundbreaking film essays and video installations artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez explores the evasive effects of media illusion on historical memory. Grimonprez is best known for his films Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), a critically-acclaimed examination of representations of airplane hijackings, Double Take (2009), a poetic interpretation of Cold War politics told through Alfred Hitchcock’s eyes, and Shadow World (2017) an exposé of the weapons-trade deals. Using a combination of found footage and scripted fictional scenarios, Grimonprez invokes the double take, that uncanny feeling that one has missed something the first time around and needs to look again. Can the double take invite the spectator to negotiate the difference between fact and fiction in our ever more mediated political arena?
About the Artist
Johan Grimonprez was born in Roeselare, Belgium in 1962. He studied at the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He now divides his time between Belgium and New York and is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His distributors are Soda Pictures and Kino Lorber International, and his artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, and the gallerie kamel mennour, Paris.
About the Curators
Jaimey Hamilton Faris is Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Art History at UHM. She has published on representations of global economies, free market structures, and global trade in Art Journal, October, Art Margins and in her book Uncommon Goods (2013). Jose Ferreira is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at UHM. Ferreira has exhibited internationally at The Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago; The 8th Havanna Biennale, Cuba; Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City; The Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, and many others.
About the Panelists
Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at UHM. She is author of Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (2018), co-editor of 1968 and Global Cinema (2018) and of Celluloid Revolt: German Screen Cultures and the Long 1968 (2019). Her writing has been published in the journals Cineaste, Film Criticism, Film Quarterly, German Studies Review, Humanities, Mosaic, New German Critique, Quarterly Review of Film and Video and The Sixties.
Markus Wessendorf is Professor of Theatre and Dance and Acting Chair of the Academy for Creative Media at UHM. Wessendorf specializes in devised theatre, dramaturgy, and multi-
media performance. His more recent research focus has been on the interrelationships between performance and surveillance. In 2015 he organized a symposium on “Dramaturgies of Surveillance: Edward Snowden, the Security State, and the Theatre” at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
Jairus Grove is Associate Professor of Political Science at UHM. His research is centered on the ecology and future of global warfare. He has articles in International Political Sociology, Theory & Event, and Critical Studies on Security as well as two books on the subject: Target Practice: Automated Killing and the Dehumanization of American Sovereignty (Rowman and Littlefield, May 2018) and Savage Ecology: Geopolitics at the End of the World (Duke University Press, 2018).
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; Women’s Campus Club, UHM; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; SEED IDEAS, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.
Address, Hours, + Admission
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu (UH Mānoa campus)
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Nov. 6, Election Day; Nov. 12, Veterans Day; Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 23, Non-instructional day.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.
Looking for Alfred, 2009 (film, detail)
Information may be subject to change.