Double image is a suspended loop of oversized DIA slide film showing a colour gradient.
The term 'double image' is traditionally used to describe the result of exposing film twice by superimposing two events that have taken place at different times. Here, the layering and superposition that is created by the spatial separation of the front and back of the film loop creates an array of composite colour fields.
The choice of using analogue film betrays Troika's interest in the historical evolution of image-making techniques and is indicative of both, their interest in reality and representation, and of a desire to work with a medium that has a physical bearing in the real world.
In the same fashion as traditional DIA slides are produced, the colour gradient on the film was achieved by the three-color principle through exposing the photographic emulsion of the transparent film to red, green and blue coloured light to bring out an image, here the colour gradient.
'Double image' follows Troika large-scale installation 'Borrowed Light'(2018), a 12 m tall moving scroll of photographic film that is conceptually informed by the idea of an infinite loop of sunset and sunrise and the colour fields one can witness during those events.