Douglas Gordon: Sharpening Fantasy

For Sharpening Fantasy, 2012 Gordon travelled to Tangier, where he filmed traditional knife grinders in different locations within the Kasbah of the seaport city. The viewer watches as the effortlessly repeated movements of the men are set to the soundtrack of their day’s work. Following the recent large-scale, site-specific works by Jannis Kounellis and Lawrence Weiner, the installation transforms the former production hall of Der Tagesspiegel newspaper into an experiential, audio-visual space. The work presents collisions between Europe and the ‘Orient’, perception and prejudice, desire and fear.
, 'Self- Portrait in Tangier,' 2012, Blain | Southern

Douglas Gordon

Self- Portrait in Tangier, 2012

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, 'The Right Hand Won't Tell What The Left Has Done,' 2006, Blain | Southern

Douglas Gordon

The Right Hand Won't Tell What The Left Has Done, 2006

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