For over 20 years, Deirdre Logue has been making intimate self-portraits and performances for the camera that explore excesses of emotion, queer subjectivities, and the experience (at times painful) of living within a resilient but imperfect body. Taken as a whole, there has been little deviation from the mean—Logue, alone with a camera, either performing small, repeated, often strenuous gestures or brief confessionals spoken directly to the viewer. Logue’s newest body of work, Double Double
, debuting at Gallery 44 for the 30th anniversary of the Images Festival, continues this serial exploration of the artist in front of the camera, examining embodied ways of knowing and feeling as both productive and debilitating forces within the body. The six works, shot on location during a residency at the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City, occupy these in-between spaces, capturing the body in suspension, balancing its weight on arched feet or outstretched arms. Always on the precipice of holding back or oversharing— between mutual relation and codependency, between interior and exterior, between sleeping and awake, between balance and falling—the series explores space through hyper-embodied awareness, collapsing the sensual and intuitive, and feeling and knowing in a unified way of understanding.