‘I Had Nowhere to Go: Portrait of a Displayed Man’ by Douglas Gordon at Gagosian
Glaswegian artist Douglas Gordon has been a hot ticket on the European film circuit of late, with his much admired feature I Had Nowhere To Go, which sees its first London showings at Gagosian this week. The atmospheric film centres on the life of 94-year-old Jonas Mekas, journeying with him from his days in a Nazi labour camp, to his career as an iconoclastic poet, film critic, curator and all round multi-disciplinarian. ‘I met Jonas when he was still a young man,’ Gordon says. ‘I think he was 75 years old.’ Prepare to be plunged into the depths of Mekas’ memory, as he pulls anecdotes from his memoir, while the eyes focus on imageless stretches amid the pulsating of an immersive sound environment.
Pictured, I Had Nowhere To Go: A Portrait of a Displaced Person, by Douglas Gordon, 2016. Photography: Stathis Mamalakis
3-7 October; Screenings at 10am, 12am, 2pm, 4pm daily, with an additional screening at 6pm on Friday 6 October; 6-24 Britannia Street, King’s Cross, London WC1X 9JD; Tel: 44.20 7841 9960; gagosian.com