Opening events for "Double Take: Films by Johan Grimonprez"

October 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Main Art Gallery, 2535 McCarthy Mall

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

Special events: All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 21

2:00–2:20 p.m., Gallery walk-through with curators Jaimey Hamilton-Faris and José Ferreira (The Art Gallery)

3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception (ART Building Breezeway + John Young Museum of Art)

Music by guitarist Christopher Hopper

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?

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

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