I use the split screen in video and painting for its many possible associations - the two hemispheres of the brain, binaries, dualisms. The paintings are produced in a complex series of operations including painting, frottage, and mark-making with pills, bottles, credit cards, and earplugs. Paint mixed with drugs or food consumables is applied to each canvas, the canvases are then pressed into each other, additional marks are made with various objects, and then the actions are repeated. A kind of transference or cross-contamination of the two canvases occurs, which become two semi-symmetrical hemispheres or screens. Keller Easterling, in a stunning recent talk at Yale University, remarked: “But the split screen of the canine mind, in that split screen is also filled with multipliers and repeatable components and switches and sequences with relative potentials. So the designing in matrix space benefits from an artistic curiosity about reagents and spatial mixtures or wiring, about designing, not always a single thing, but an updating platform for inflecting populations of things or setting up relative potentials within them." Also, from an Interview Magazine interview with Albert Oehlen and Christopher Wool: WOOL: Was it you or Kippenberger who said, “When you run out of ideas, you make a diptych”? OEHLEN: Well, it’s a saying. If you run out of ideas, you make a triptych.