Double Vincle

Antón Cabaleiro

This apparently simple piece shows the artist in close-up shouting the word “NO!” repeatedly. When asked if he is the most negative person in the world, he hesitates and is unable to answer.

Double Vincle is one of the shortest videos by Cabaleiro, a laconic and concise exercise. The title seems to refer to the theory by the same name that Gregory Bateson, an American anthropologist, developed during the mid-1950s. According to him, squizophrenic patients are subject to a double relationship or a double bond with certain people on whom they depend emotionally or with whom they have developed structures of reciprocity. This bond is constituted through negativity, that is, a mother can tell her child that she loves her and, at the same time, draw her away. This double message can limit and weaken the understanding capacity of the squizophrenic person, who ends up enclosed within what seems like a dialectic process.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Double Vincle
  • Direction: Antón Cabaleiro
  • Production: Antón Cabaleiro. 2004.
  • Duration: 00:01:23
  • Languages: English
  • Original format: Quicktime
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright