Double Feature is a series of constructed film stills composed from individual frames grabbed from Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (1959) and Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1966). Patricia, a young American woman selling the New Herald Tribune on the streets of Paris (played by Jean Seberg) has been displaced from her iconic stroll up and down the Champs-Elysees with Jean-Pal Belmondo in Breathless. She has been relocated to the war torn streets of Algiers during their struggle for independence from French rule as depicted in The Battle of Algiers.
“You know the old story of the chameleon.
Put him on green, he turns green. Put him on black, he turns black.
But if you put him on plaid he explodes” - Jean Seberg
Kent Gallery, New York. 2008.
92 pp., 40 color plates