Synopses & Reviews
Double Vision presents two of the most talked about video artists on the contemporary scene: Stan Douglas and Douglas Gordon. Canadian artist Stan Douglas's new double-screen video work, Win, Place, or Show, takes as its point of departure the fundamental transformation of civic space in North America during the postwar era of "urban renewal." Douglas' inquiry intersects with Scottish artist Douglas Gordon's double-screen video installation left is right and right is wrong and left is wrong and right is right, inspired by Whirlpool, a little-known 1949 film by Otto Preminger. Psychic disorder is a subject of central importance in Gordon's art. This book explores the tangential points of interest within these two installation projects, shown together in the exhibition "Double Vision" at Dia Center for the Arts.