DOUBLE DOUBLE PROJECT
1 February - 3 February 2019
United by existential dread, DESTINY USA circulates the remnants of late-stage capitalism, everything from the impossible to achieve dreams to stifled sexual identities. In a chaos of sound, the gallery is illuminated by Eric D. Charlton’s eerie infinite laugh track of found footage from American public radio as Amanda Struver’s karaoke machine invites the viewer to experience the desire for a moment of glory. Perry Burlingame’s vinyl images of repressed early 2000’s adolescent sexuality and Jeremy Tarr’s photographs from a dilapidated post-industrial home vacant of any personality immediately surround the sound with moments of critical nostalgia. Cait Finley’s unearthly drawings of a potential apocalypse and Jack Honeysett’s video of a driver swiping through their phone in an idling car suggest an attempt at a reprieve from the chaos surrounding the mundane. Rebecca Forstater’s animations of house plants taking on the smiles of political spouses and pitching multi-level marketing schemes, create the final link of the hellish feedback loop of the group’s conversation in DESTINY USA.
Double Double Project is a nomadic artist collective of seven that have been working collaboratively together on autonomously curated shows since 2016. The collective’s core members, Perry Burlingame, Eric D. Charlton, Cait Finley, Rebecca Forstater, Jack Honeysett, Amanda Struver, and Jeremy Tarr are an international group of interdisciplinary artists that come together bi-annually to show their diverse work together, often inviting artists working in non-major cities to join them. Each show uses one of their practices as a centerpiece for the other artists to respond as the catalyst for critical conversations. In their first exhibition together in Berlin, DESTINY USA, the core collective of seven responds to questions based around Eric D. Charlton's artistic practice, whose work explores the desire for meaning and the lack of human understanding on a cosmic scale to the minutiae of the everyday.
Das Giftraum is located in the Neukölln district of Berlin and has been hosting exhibitions by international and local artists since 2011.
The vernissage for DESTINY USA is scheduled Friday the 1st of February from 19h until late.
Gallery hours will continue Saturday the 2nd of February 17h - 20h, and Sunday the 3rd of February 12h - 20h.
To contact the gallery, email giftraum (at) dasgift (dot) de. To contact Double Double Project, email thedoubledoubleproject (at) gmail (dot) com.