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The following text describes Gregor Schneider's Die Familie Schneider installation .


1. Does "so that visitors went through the same encounter twice" it mean "so that the visitors experienced everything twice"?


2. Does "going in through one house and exiting through the other" mean that "the houses are connected to each other from inside, so that you can enter through the front door of one house and exit from the front door of the other"? But, I do not find any proof of this in visitors' reviews. Most of them say that they enter the houses one after another.


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Schneider’s Artangel project commission, Die Familie Schneider, which he presented in London in 2004, used two adjacent houses whose rooms replicated each other, so that visitors went through the same encounter twice, going in through one house and exiting through the other. Both houses were peopled with family-member doubles in disturbing poses (Art and Psychoanalysis by Maria Walsh).

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catttt1. Does "so that visitors went through the same encounter twice" it mean "so that the visitors experienced everything twice"?

Yes.

catttt2. Does "going in through one house and exiting through the other" mean that "the houses are connected to each other from inside, so that you can enter through the front door of one house and exit from the front door of the other"? But, I do not find any proof of this in visitors' reviews. Most of them say that they enter the houses one after another.

In that case, I have to guess that the writer meant that visitors went in and exited the installation, which consisted of the two houses. There is an explanation here: https://vimeo.com/145131162

"Die Familie Schneider took place in neighbouring, identical houses — 14 and 16 Walden Street. The houses were open by appointment only and visitors — always two at a time — collected the front door keys from a small office on the same street. One visitor entered 14 Walden Street alone, whilst the other entered the neighbouring house. After a period of ten minutes, the visitors emerged, exchanged keys and entered the second house."