This installation was one of the key exhibitions for GoMA for GENERATION. Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from About 1992 Until Now is an encyclopedic condensed retrospective of all the film and video works Gordon has made since 1992, giving us a glimpse, almost, into his mind. 82 works are shown on 101 old televisions, reminiscent of a private video collection viewed at home. Most of these works were originally displayed as large format projections, but here they are all equal.
Key works shown within the installation include 24 Hour Psycho (1993), Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake) (1997) and Play Dead; Real Time (2003).
Douglas Gordon said of this work that he ‘… wanted it to have the feeling of Paddy’s Market circa 1984.’ Paddy’s Market was a historic Glasgow market selling a variety of second-hand goods.
Gordon’s work revolves around mortality, good, evil, film or fame and with all these works installed en masse in the main space at GoMA it was a visual and aural feast shown within the space.
Glasgow Museums has since purchased this work for the collection with the support from the Art Fund.
Artists: Douglas Gordon
The Irish Times
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