Amie Siegel
Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

See also

Berlin Remake

Black Moon

Double Negative

Jumeaux/Twins
Polarity Prints
2015

The series Polarity Prints and Jumeaux are photographic prints derived from a celluloid film polarity print process—and related to the large scale film and video installation Double Negative—further inversions of negative and positive, original and copy, extend to these images of architectural doubles, polar opposites, white swans in Paris, France and black swans in Canberra, Australia (indigenous to Australia). The velvety matte black surface, reticulated grain and detailed tone of these works suggest older photo-mechanical print processes such as intaglio and yet, in contrast to the 16mm film projections, the photographs result from digital intermediaries and dupe negatives, subtly revamping notions of authenticity.

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Jumeaux/Twins #2, 2015, two pigment ink prints, 17” x 22” each (1 of 2)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Jumeaux/Twins #1, 2015, two pigment ink prints, 17” x 22” each (2 of 2)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Installation View, Frieze London

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Jumeaux/Twins #2, 2015, two pigment ink prints, 17” x 22” each (1 of 2)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Jumeaux/Twins #1, 2015, two pigment ink prints, 17” x 22” each (2 of 2)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Jumeaux/Twins #3, 2015, single pigment ink print, 23” x 30”

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Exhibition View, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Polarity Prints #1-4, 2015, set of four pigment ink prints, 23” x 30” each (1 of 4)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Polarity Prints #1-4, 2015, set of four pigment ink prints, 23” x 30” each (2 of 4)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Polarity Prints #1-4, 2015, set of four pigment ink prints, 23” x 30” each (3 of 4)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Polarity Prints #1-4, 2015, set of four pigment ink prints, 23” x 30” each (5 of 4)

Amie Siegel: Jumeaux-Twins Polarity Prints

Polarity Print #5, 2015, single pigment ink print, 23” x 30”