hogan alexander seidel
experimental still & moving image art

Analog Cookbook Issue #3


In 2019, Hogan Seidel and Gabby Sumney decided to tackle a yearly collaboration called Sorrow Halved–from the German idiom “Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude, geteilter Schmerz ist halber Schmerz.” or “A joy shared, is a joy doubled. A sorrow shared, is a sorrow halved.” The two queer artists took a shine to the idiom as they considered ways to subvert traditional notions of authorship and the experimental canon in their practice and their teaching.

For one year, Gabby and Hogan took the same strip of 200 ft of 35mm clear film leader and passed it back and forth every month. There were no restrictions on how to interact with the strip or limitations on materials. The artists were simply responding to each other through gestures.

Based on this film and practice we wrote a small manifesto and guide called “Sorrow Halved: A Guide to Queer Collaborative Animation.” This was published in November 2020 in Issue #3 of Analog Cookbook. 

Please check out this series of books on analog art making. If you would like a digital copy feel free to reach out to me at hoganseidel@gmail.com.

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