Events to coincide with Douglas Gordon: k.364


3 May 2022

We're delighted to share our events programme accompanying our new exhibition by Douglas Gordon, k.364.  The exhibition focuses on Gordon's major film installation, k.364, and marks the premiere of this work in a public gallery in the UK. 

Gordon is a Scottish artist who creates work that questions the complexities of memory and perception, both from an individual and collective position. k.364 features two Israeli musicians of Polish descent (Avri Levitan and Roi Shiloah) traveling to Poland from Berlin by train. Shown on multiple screens and with layered audio, the film follows the two men through a desolate landscape in a country whose tragic and violent history is barely resolved for them. This work is an intimate document of the relationship between individuals and the power of music, against the subtly drawn backdrop of a dark and unresolved social history.

Our programme launches on Fri 6 May at 18:00 with our exhibition preview, giving visitors a chance to see the exhibition before it opens to the public, as well as enjoying a beverage provided by our friends and sponsors Verdant Spirits.

For his Artist’s Screening selection on Tue 31 May, we're showing Had Nowhere To Go Gordon's tribute to Jonas Mekas, the legendary artist, filmmaker, poet, curator, and godfather of American avant-garde cinema. Then on Sun 24 July, we're delighted to be screening Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait on 35mm (showtime tbc). 

For families, Family Art Lab runs three times during the exhibition: Sat 28 May, Sat 23 July and Sat 6 August. Join our resident artists to explore the exhibition - you can expect lots of different materials with music as a key feature! We have lots of creative ideas and projects to finish on the day or to take home. 

Our Director's Tour on Thu 2 June gives visitors a chance to join Beth Bate for a short introduction and walk through the galleries. She’ll be talking about working with Douglas Gordon to develop this exhibition and reflecting on the poignancy of this particular body of work in 2022.

On Sat 18 June, join Soundplay Projects for some hands-on experimenting with digital tools for creative music-making. Suitable for ages 3+ and drop-in. 

In The Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s reading group led by our Exhibitions team. On Thu 7 July, set alongside Douglas Gordon’s work that considers relationships in different geographical and historical contexts in both Poland and Germany, we are looking at a key early 20th-century thinker on power and radical politics: Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919).

On Sat 6 August, as the final week of k.364 unfolds at DCA, we have invited artist and musician Daniel Pioro to respond to the work in our galleries. This response will take the form of a live performance happening sporadically throughout the day. 

We won’t be able to offer face-to-face tours of Douglas Gordon's exhibition for the time being, but you’ll find additional signage throughout, and written and audio guides will be available online. Our Visitor Assistants are happy to answer any questions you might have about the exhibition, but please be patient if they’re busy taking tickets.

Douglas Gordon: k.364 runs from Sat 7 May until Sun 7 August. DCA galleries are open Tue-Sun 11:00 – 18:00 daily (19:00 on Thu). 

Images: Douglas Gordon, k.364, 2011 Video installation. Dimensions variable. 51 min, looped © Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

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