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Brice Dellsperger, Body Double 30, 2013, digital video, color, sound, 2 minutes 29 seconds.

Brice Dellsperger

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Brice Dellsperger, Body Double 30, 2013, digital video, color, sound, 2 minutes 29 seconds.

One-upping Hollywood clichés of voyeurism, transvestism, and bloodlust, Brice Dellsperger’s employs conceptual and visual mirroring, looping, and duplication in his videos for maximum camp appeal. The artist’s series “Body Double,” 1995–, includes some thirty-odd re-created scenes from cult movies by the likes of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Lynch, and, most frequently, Brian De Palma. The recent presentation of six works from the series (four starring the artist himself in multiple roles) was a self-referential fun house of sorts—wherein a mirror, multiple projections, and a double-sided screen installed in the gallery brought a certain physicality to Dellsperger’s filmic reprises.

In addition to recalling De Palma’s eponymous 1984 movie, the phrase “Body Double” describes the physical and psychological reduplications that characterize Dellsperger’s fragmentary remakes.

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