Stan DouglasWin, Place or Show 1998

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Stan Douglas (born 1960)
Win, Place or Show
Date 1998
MediumVideo, 2 projections, colour and sound (stereo)
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the American Fund for the Tate Gallery and the Art Fund 2001
Not on display


Donny and Bob, the two protagonists of Douglas's double-projection video installation, are caught in a perpetual loop. They engage in a rambling argument involving the news, radio, conspiracy theories and horse racing, which eventually degenerates into a physical fight. The action repeats approximately every six minutes, though with each repeat the film is re-edited by a computer. Using multiple camera angles, Douglas has created enough footage of the brief episode to ensure that the same combination of shots will only occur every 20,000 hours - or once in over two years… (read more)

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