This photographic triptych is directly related to Douglas's video installation Win, Place or Show (Tate T07700) and the group of photographs, Strathcona Series (Tate P78414-P78421), and can be displayed alongside these works. Douglas frequently produces photographs that relate to his video installations. These three images show the meticulously constructed set from different angles and the placement of the twelve cameras used to make the film. Like the film, the photographs expose the systematic construction of a single on-screen 'truth' from a multiple, fragmented reality. Douglas's sets are precise, but they are a hybrid, a virtual world that never existed in life beyond the camera.
Lynne Cooke, Sianne Ngai, Nancy Shaw and Neville Wakefield, Double Vision: Stan Douglas and Douglas Gordon, exhibition catalogue, Dia Center for Art, New York 2000
Diana Augaitis, George Wagner and William Wood, Stan Douglas, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver and Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg 1999, reproduced pp…