Meet b-side commissioned artists, Joe Borez & Laura Hopes, at their Artist Talk at Outpost to find out more about their previous works and what they are currently working on for #bside18.
The Portland Lookalike Agency is a fictional agency that can provide celebrity lookalikes, whose fictional staff are drawn from the real residents of Portland. The function of the agency shall be recorded, and re-presented as a film.
"Over the last thirty years, Portland has weathered a steady economic decline, very low wages and diminishing abilities to socially climb. Celebrity status can be perceived as a short cut to prosperity. This idea that ‘hope springs eternal’ is deep rooted in many people, this jagged juxtaposition between hope and realisation is what the film hopes to explore."