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K. 364

  • 2010
  • Douglas Gordon
  • Two screen HD video projection with sound, three mirrors and a single channel monitor
  • 50 min. each
 In the train, the violinists play, and also discuss their background and the difficult relationship their parents have with their birthplace. This is Roi Shiloah’s first visit to Poland. His mother was born there in 1939. Escaping the Holocaust, she fled through woods similar to those the men pass in the train. The idea of transmission has a metaphor in the way the musician talks about his instrument, which used to be owned by a tango musician imprisoned for murder. The concept of separation is reflected in the evocation of the former synagogue in the city of Poznań, which has been turned into a swimming pool. The simultaneous projection onto two screens echoes the duality of the film – the two men, Europe and Israel, past and present. The shots complement each other and immerse the viewer in sound and light, culminating in a final part dedicated to the performance of the symphony. Gordon’s use of close-up shots highlights the two men’s emotions and their physical tension. In the concluding section, the beauty of the music transcends their sentiments and reflections on the past.

© Studio lost but found / Adagp, Paris 2015. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage © Studio lost but found / Adagp, Paris 2015. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage © Studio lost but found / Adagp, Paris 2015. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

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Douglas Gordon

Internationalement reconnu depuis le début des années 1990, Douglas Gordon conjugue vidéos, installations, photographies, textes muraux et performances dans une œuvre qui prend source dans l’art conceptuel, le cinéma hollywoodien, la littérature gothique écossaise du XIXe siècle ou la culture rock.

Internationally recognised since the early 1990s, Douglas Gordon combines videos, installations, photographs, wall texts and performance in his work, which is inspired by conceptual art, Hollywood film, 19th century Scottish gothic literature and rock culture.

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