Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Sara Angelucci, Double Take, 2007, video still, size variable
Sara Angelucci, Double Take, 2007
2007 Featured Exhibition

Sara Angelucci
Double Take

May 6–27, 2007
Wynick/Tuck Gallery
401 Richmond St W, Ste 128

Sara Angelucci’s Double Take follows the
narrative of
identical
twin sisters recounting their traumatic witnessing
(at the age
of five) of a family member’s death. The single-
channel video
appears similar to a stereographic image: a
woman, simply
dressed with her brown hair pulled back, sits
before a
burgundy
background, seemingly mirrored in two frames.
One twin
begins
her monologue, joined by the other moments later.
Peppered
with
“I remember,” and “I don’t remember,” they weave
a dual
narrative
of shared memories punctuated by differing
recollections.

Fuelled by Angelucci’s familial history, Double
Take
is
situated
firmly within her photographic oeuvre of the last 10
years.
Unlike
her Wallet project (Everything in my
Father’s Wallet/
Everything
in my Wallet
, 2005), where she rephotographed
archival
material,
Double Take is an edited re-enactment
based on the
sisters’
stories, and is brought to life by professional
actors. In her
2002
photo and video installation Questions She’ll
Never
Answer
,
Angelucci dons a replica of the dress her mother
wore aboard
ship on her immigrant voyage to Canada; a video
loop
animates
the photograph. In Double Take the artist
takes greater
liberties
with the past, commenting both on the specifics of
individual
histories and on the nature of memory itself.
Apparently,
even indelible memories can have more than one
face.

–Katy McCormick

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