May 31 to July 5, 2003
Orphan drift, an artists’ collective based in San Francisco, London, Oslo and Cape Town, will introduce themselves to Vancouver with a new installation at the Pitt Gallery. DoubleWalker, a sound and visual environment, presents a matrix of remade scenes from well known films, altered in different ways by each member of the collective to extract new viewpoints, creeping up like a cinematic deja vu. The remakes are spliced together with ‘original’ scenes from the artists’ personal experience and choreographed to one sound track. This series of work is preoccupied by the trickster, a figure of traditional mythologies.
Orphan drift engages its dynamic potential to channel twists of fictional incarnation into the everyday. Trickster is the chameleon of communication and guide to spaces between known realities. It is the transforming power of the imagination that pokes, plays with and eventually shatters what seems to be, until it becomes simply what is. Orphan drift first exhibited at the Cabinet Gallery, London 1995. They have shown widely including a piece in the 2000 ‘Century City’ exhibition at the Tate Modern. For more information contact Randy Lee Cutler.