'Saving the day is the terrifically smart Canadian artist Stan Douglas, whose video installation “Doppelgänger” uses two projectors, on either side of a translucent central screen, to narrate a tale of quantum mechanics and split personalities. An astronaut is teleported to a spacecraft, but something goes wrong along the way; she gets copied, and her colleagues back on Earth panic that each astronaut may be an alien twin of the other. (The plot wittily hinges on a phrase that reads differently depending on where you’re sitting: the Marxian LIVE REIFIED TIME or, in reverse, the satanic EMIT DEIFIER EVIL.'
Image: Stan Douglas, Doppelgänger, 2019
Installed at the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live In Interesting Times, 2019
© Stan Douglas
Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner