Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon’s 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. Born in Scotland, Gordon lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow and teaches film at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. He is represented internationally by Gagosian Gallery, as well as Untilthen in Paris, Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zürich, and Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv.

Artist of the B3 Exhibition ON DESIRE

I Had Nowhere to Go: A Portrait of a Displaced Person (OV english)
Germany // 2016 // 100 min
Director: Douglas Gordon

Jonas Mekas, born in 1922 in Semeniskiai, Lithuania, is one of the most influential filmmakers and film critics of the 20th century. In his long career, he has worked with the likes of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí and Yoko Ono. His autobiographical novel "I Had Nowhere to Go" starts out in German forced labor camp. Based on the book, Scottish video artist Douglas Gordon has created a filmic journey that relies closely on the voice of Jonas Mekas: for minutes on end, we listen to him while the cinema hall remains black.