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Dead Ringer

BY Perth Institute of Contemporary Art | 18-Aug-2015
Featuring work by Australian and international artists, Dead Ringer seeks to draw forth the doppelgangers, ghosts and bad copies that haunt us.
Venue: PICA
Address: 51 James Street, Northbridge
Date: 14 November - 27 December, 2015
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Ticket: FREE EVENT
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Image: Leo Maguire, Untitled, 2014 (detail). Archival pigment inks on Japanese Awagami paper. Image courtesy and © the artist.
Featuring work by Australian and international artists, Dead Ringer seeks to draw forth the doppelgangers, ghosts and bad copies that haunt us. The exhibition unites an original group of artists whose works negotiate the extremes of portraiture through film, painting, photography, installation, 3D printing, hypnosis and transcendental meditation to identify the apparitions, simulations and doubles that have surfaced in recent dialogues about contemporary culture.

This group show connects artists across artforms, cultures and time zones. Drawing on theories of quantum entanglement, parallel worlds, stolen identities and exact duplicates, Dead Ringer is about identity crisis in the post-internet age.