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Play Dead; Real Time - 2003 - Douglas Gordon
Installation View - Courtesy of the artist
 

 

Play Dead; Real Time - consists of two videos projected on two large screens showing a circus elephant performing for an unseen and unheard trainer in an empty, spacious, white-walled art gallery (the Gagosian Gallery, in Chelsea). In each projection the camera circles as the elephant walks around, lies down to play dead and gets up. Footage displayed on television monitors on the floor present other views, including close-ups of the animal's eyes.

dimensions: variable

 

 

Blind Grace, 2002 • Douglas Gordon

format: Archival museum board and photograph
dimensions: 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

 


  Blind Grace, 2002 • Douglas Gordon
Courtesy of the artist





   


 


Proposition for a Posthumous Portrait, 2004 - Douglas Gordon

format: Carved skull and mirror. Private collection, New York. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery 2005. Copyright Douglas Gordon. Photo by David Heald.

dimensions: 50 x 50 x 50cm.

Proposition for a Posthumous Portrait, 2004 - Douglas Gordon
Courtesy of the artist
 

 


   

Douglas Gordon studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1984-1988 and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1988 to 1990. Gordon was the recipient of the 1996 Turner Prize, the 1997 Venice Biennial's Premio 2000 award, the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the 2008 Roswitha Haftmann Prize. His work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001); the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2006); “Timeline,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006), traveled to MALBA Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires (2007), “Superhumanatural,” the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (2006); “Between Darkness and Light: Works 1989 – 2007,” Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (2007.) The feature-length film, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which he co-directed with artist Philippe Parreno, premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival before screenings at numerous international venues. His recent film k.364 premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010 and is currently on exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery, London. Gordon lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow.