Curatorial project: doppelganger 2016

Alan Dunn & Peter Suchin, Mark Fairnington, Charles Gray, Charlie Godet Thomas, Susie Green, Sharon Hall, Brigitte Jurack, Bernadette O'Toole, Catherine Parsonage, James Quin, Alma Tischler Wood, Roxy Walsh, Flora Whiteley and Godbold & Wood

17 - 28 August 2016, Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD M: 07789 123735

Situated 5 minutes from Goldsmiths College in the South East of London, Lewisham Art House Ltd. Is a hidden gem of the vibrant and ethnically diverse Deptford Art Scene. Following the success of the recent exhibition It was quick but fun curated by Jeremy Deller, showcasing work by some of the 40 members of the Arthouse, the forthcoming exhibition doppelganger brings together artists from London, the North West of England, Berlin and Florence. doppelganger asks the same taxing question that has set alight the heroes of the greatest writers including Baudelaire, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, E.T.A Hoffman, Hoffmannsthal, Heine, Kipling and Wilde: Could there be, through the duplication of the self, the double or the shadow, a different self, a co-equivalent of the human soul?

doppelganger focuses on this idea of the double as method and methodology of the artwork, the second work as the reflection, shadow or double of the first. In these artworks, the doubling occurs through the process of observation and making and not by means of mechanical or digital reproduction.

As Jean Paul states through his tragic hero Roquairol's in Titan: 'Then I saw you, and wanted to become your You- but that won't work, for I cannot go back; but you can go on ahead, one of these days you become my Self'. (Titan: A Romance, Volume 2 page 83)

Brigitte Jurack

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