Blast from the past

Having worked with Douglas Gordon on a book when I worked at Artangel – Feature Film (1999) – I recently did some copy-editing and proofing work on an interesting take on publishing something in relation to one of his most complex works, entitled Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now., owned by the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris. Kay Pallister asked me to have a look at it, as I know Douglas’s practice quite well, having worked on his archive for a while in a long and distant past.

Using post cards the publication is:

  • An art book about an installation by Douglas Gordon that is by the artist considered as his major work.
  • The catalogue raisonné of a body of work.
  • The catalogue of an exhibition.
  • A game of 101 postcards.
  • A book-installation (that the reader can organize as he or she sees fit).

I received an image from it being on press today.


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