The Only Way Out is the Only Way In | Douglas Gordon
Australian Centre for Contemporary Ar/ 31 MAY – 3 AUGUST, 2014
Douglas Gordon appropriates images from popular culture and other sources to create his signature videos and photographic installations. He first came to prominence in 1993 with the work 24 Hour Psycho, a slowed down version of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film, and since then he has been at the forefront of contemporary practice worldwide.
Born in Glasgow in 1966, Gordon studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art in London, and now lives and works in Berlin. He represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 1997, and has continued to realise his broad artistic interests, including a collaboration with Rufus Wainwright on visuals for his All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu album tour in 2010 and the full-length feature film Zinedine Zidane: a 21st century portrait with French artist Philippe Parreno in 2006.
His works speak with intense resonance to issues of moral ambiguity and life’s dualities, and he has amassed an impressive body of work during his long career, including video installations, photographic series and text-based architectural interventions.