Douglas Gordon’s film k.364 (currently in DCA Galleries) documents two Israeli musicians of Polish descent (Avri Levitan and Roi Shiloah) traveling from Berlin to Poland by train. Shown on two screens and with layered sound, the film follows the two men through a desolate landscape in a country whose tragic and violent history is barely resolved for them. Gordon films the musicians on this personal journey, isolating intimate moments at which their passionate love of music seems to move between them.
Published by Gagosian Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Douglas Gordon: k.364 at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, it features stills from the film and installation photography from the gallery as well as reproductions of ephemera from the journey—such as a rail map, filming authorization letter, and photographs of an intimate dinner—all bound with a metal spiral binding and housed in a slipcase. It also includes an interview with Gordon by Michael Berkeley and an interview with Levitan and Shiloah by Gordon.
|Dimensions||30 x 23 x 3cm|
About Douglas Gordon
Douglas Gordon (b.1966, Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Berlin, Glasgow and Paris. His practice encompasses video and film, installation, sculpture, photography, and text.
Through his work, Gordon investigates human conditions like memory and the passage of time, as well as universal dualities such as life and death, good and evil, right and wrong.
Gordon’s work has been exhibited globally in major solo exhibitions including the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (1999), Tate Liverpool (2000), MOCA in Los Angeles (2001 and 2012), Hayward Gallery in London (2002), National Gallery of Scotland (2006), Museum of Modern Art in New York (2006), Tate Britain in London (2010), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2013), as well as in Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2014). His film works have been invited to the Festival de Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Festival del Film Locarno and New York Film Festival, among many others. Gordon received the 1996 Turner Prize.