“Double Vision” is a selection of video works and experimental films that are inspired by the affinities between the Philippines and Vietnam in the history of the American wars in the Pacific. While the Philippines stood as proxy in the re-enactment of the Vietnam War in films produced during the Cold War period, it was also historically situated as a proto-site that delivered the United State’s growing influence in the region. The artists in the exhibition unpack the impact of war on the psyche by presenting the ways through which they maneuver around the intricate ties between media and representation, war and human relations. The works eschew mainstream forms through mimesis and satire on American cinema, montage of guerrilla and archival footages within the language of revealing critical reflections of the artists’ entanglement with the fictions of war.
Videos & artist films by: David Griggs, Gym Lumbera, Miko Revereza, Roxlee, Shireen Seno, Angel Velasco Shaw, Stephanie Syjuco and Kidlat Tahimik.