Double Entendre

1981, 31:32 min, color, sound

Linking the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Double Entendre is a record of a live satellite performance piece. Davis explores the inherent dichotomy of the electronic linkage, pairing the dualities of male/female, left/right and French/English, and uses the public forum of video as a vehicle for intimate expression. Inspired by Roland Barthes' A Discourse on Love, the transatlantic courtship of the two performers transcends the boundaries of distance and time via satellite technology, culminating in the transposition of Davis from New York to Paris.

Produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Georges Pompidou. With: Douglas Davis, Nadia Taleb. In French and English.