I first experienced Douglas Gordon’s work at the Telenor Centre, Norway many years ago, it was a take on Simon Reilly’s Still Life, a six-minute video installation. Gordon’s generative art is not unlike Brian Eno’s 77millionpaintings, an installation that defies prediction or expectation, yet the chaos and chance element of it is structured and organised. Pollock’s work can be compared in the methodology of this art, although with video the work is more extensible and runs into infinity, sometimes disturbing, as with Pollock’s drip paintings or Reilly’s Mind’s Eye.

Images courtesy of Douglas Gordon archives and associated blogs and publication.



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