‘I had aspired to be a painter… But somewhere around the time I entered art school, it became somewhat apparent that was not going to happen. I liked narrative in art, "B" movies, the hidden genius of bad art, and low budget films... [Two Faces Have I] probably came from that intuitive corner of my painter's soul. The few times I have seen it, I don't believe I could have known that something in it transcended my smart-ass young self who made it. It has all the animistic sadness of whatever we try to do, work hard at, and retire from.’
– Inga, 2023, on the work of Chris Langdon
Ampersand – a program looking at artistic enterprise, including but not limited to exhibitions – gather works by Jana Euler, Sylvie Fanchon and Pati Hill to orbit films by Chris Langdon, ‘the most important unknown filmmaker in the history of the Los Angeles avant-garde’. Borrowed from Langdon’s 1973 film, the show’s title could also refer to its two iterations (Lisbon/Porto), the multiple lives of its protagonists, or the transformative gesture through which something might become something else, in either of these artist’s hands.