I Had Nowhere to Go

I Had Nowhere to Go

By Douglas Gordon

by Jonas MekasDouglas Gordon and Douglas Gordon

Hardback Publication Date: 01/06/2017

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In his film for Documenta 14, Scottish video artist Douglas Gordon (born 1966) presents a portrait of Jonas Mekas' acclaimed autobiography I Had Nowhere to Go, mixing stills with footage of Mekas reading. The book relays how Mekas fled his home in Lithuania to escape the Nazis, ending up in a camp for displaced persons before managing to emigrate to America, where he commenced his career in underground film, establishing the legendary Anthology Film Archives in New York. Gordon's artist's book accompanies his film. Neither is a straight retelling of Mekas' classic account of dislocation; rather, they are Gordon's artistic reactions to his book and its narrative style. The book merges film stills with text excerpts from Mekas' memoir.
ISBN:
9783735603661
9783735603661
Category:
Exhibition catalogues & specific collections
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-06-2017
Publisher:
Kerber Verlag
Country of origin:
Germany
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
215x160mm

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