DOPPELGÄNGER | double channel video | duration 5mins | 2011

Two dragonflies, side by side each ‘drawn’ with lines of video-feedback.  The forms are hybrid, deliberately layered and constructed to begin a new taxonomic structure. The two videos are related yet distinct; Doppelgänger I charts a slow process of evolution gaining in complexity. Doppelgänger II explores the idea of invariant pattern linking variable detail, i.e.  some elements  such as the dragonfly’s thorax remain constant with other structures such as wings, segmentation etc  varying in detail.  Both dragonflies go through nine transitions where in one case the form increases in complexity, while the other changes, sometimes subtly, sometimes drastically but always with the same basic structures in place.