New York

Douglas Gordon, Play Dead; Real Time (Other Way), 2003, still from a color video, 20 minutes.

Douglas Gordon, Play Dead; Real Time (Other Way), 2003, still from a color video, 20 minutes.

New York

Douglas Gordon

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
June 11–September 4, 2006

Curated by Klaus Biesenbach

In 1993 Scottish artist Douglas Gordon made 24 Hour Psycho, which, as its title suggests, presents Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho slowed down to last the length of a day. The art world has yet to recover. Considering the fervent dialogue between art and cinema in the decade that followed, Gordon—whose cinematic experiments in the ’90s included references to major filmmakers like Andy Warhol and Martin Scorsese—should certainly be seen as a, if not the, key artist of the period. This show of thirteen major films, installations, and text pieces includes Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake), 1997, in which the films The Exorcist and Song of Bernadette are shown on one screen simultaneously, and Play Dead; Real Time, 2003, a three-channel video installation featuring an elephant. Travels to the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires–Colección Costantini, dates TBA.