Douglas Gordon

 

12. October 1996  – 19. January 1997

Featuring artworks by:
Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon (*1966, lives in Glasgow) will present a major installation of work at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich. A group of large video projections transforms the museum's temporary exhibition hall into an intense visual and conceptual arena. By means of subtle intervention, Gordon appropriates existing film material which he alters very slightly and represents to the viewer as large scale projections.


The Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich will also show another group of works by the artist; wall texts that have been created over the last five years. Although these take the form of words on walls, quite often they have had a more socially active role; Gordon sent various texts by letter to selected names and addresses and often used other ‘collaborators’ to speak the texts over the telephone in crowded bars, late at night.


Gordon will also make a “Reading Room” in which different video tapes, books and catalogues that the artsit has chosen can be viewed.

 

Curated by Rein Wolfs

List of works

Douglas Gordon: Bootleg (Bigmouth)

Douglas Gordon

Bootleg (Bigmouth)
1996
Single-channel video projection (color, no sound)
19:42 min. Loop

Douglas Gordon: Bootleg (Stoned)

Douglas Gordon

Bootleg (Stoned)
1996
Single-channel video projection on 2 screens (b/w, no sound)
59:51 min. Loop

Douglas Gordon: Reading Room

Douglas Gordon

Reading Room
1996
Table tops, empty beer crates, 4 table lamps, 2 video monitors and players, cassette recorder, books, magazines, newspapers, audio cassettes, video cassettes, 12 bean bags
Dimensions variable

Douglas Gordon: Trigger Finger

Douglas Gordon

Trigger Finger
1996
Single-channel video projection or on monitor (b/w, no sound)
1:24 min. Loop

Douglas Gordon

Untitled Text (Close your eyes, open your mouth)
1996
Wall text
Dimensions variable

Douglas Gordon: Bootleg (Cramped)

Douglas Gordon

Bootleg (Cramped)
1995
Single-channel video projection (color, no sound)
48:19 min. Loop

Douglas Gordon: Film Noir (Hand)

Douglas Gordon

Film Noir (Hand)
1995
Single-channel video projection (color, no sound)
1:20 min. , Loop

Douglas Gordon

Instruction (Number 7), (I believe in miracles)
1994
Wall text
Dimensions variable

Douglas Gordon

Letter NO 17 (From someone lost, to someone found)
1994
Wall text
Dimensions variable

Douglas Gordon: Instruction. (Number 3a)

Douglas Gordon

Instruction. (Number 3a)
1993
Wall text, b/w photographs, instruction
Dimensions variable

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