Using unedited documentary footage of a Neighborhood Fruit Forage, this video takes the viewer in real time through a tour of Fallen Fruit’s home neighborhood in Los Angeles.  The two channels (from the perspective of the two cameras) are overlaid with a text block of comments from a short public television video of the same event, posted on YouTube. The comments create an alternative, cynical narrative to the events, with crude, homophobic and racist comments mixed in with a few acute observations.  A play between action and commentary, Double Standard challenges the authenticity of the participant’s or viewer’s experience. The slippery space between these two narratives probes at the correspondence between the public walking on the tour and the anonymous public of the internet.

Double Standard, High Definition video, 30min TRT, video still, 2008