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Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon

Much of Gordon’s work deals with distortions of timelines, memories and the exploration of repetition. One of his prominent pieces of work is a project he created called 24 Hour Psycho. In this video experiment, he slowed down Hitchcock’s famous movie so the running time was extended from 128 minutes to a 24-hour long film. In another exhibition he did in 2002 entitled 100 Blind Stars, he explored the concept of cult celebrity by obtaining publicity stills of ‘40s and ‘50s stars like Bette Davis and Carey Grant, cutting their eyes out and replacing them with mirrored surfaces and black/white paper. It’s introspective work that forces the observer to not just look, but also indulge in deeper thought. Some art is meant for escapism – Gordon’s work on the other hand induces one to look within.