7 November 21014 – 15 February 2015
Coming next is a solo exhibition of the work of Stan Douglas, a Canadian artists who came to prominence in the mid-1990s when his film installation Der Sandmann was one of the highlights of Documenta X in 1997, and who has been at the forefront of the international art scene ever since.
We are excited to be bringing Der Sandmann to Scotland in an exhibition that includes film, video and photography. It explores Douglas’ use of technologies, narratives and realities both virtual and actual, to examine the intersection of history and memory in evocative, mesmerising artworks. The most recent works in the exhibition foreground Douglas’ interest in the constructed nature of photographic ‘reality’. Corrupt Files (2013) are material renderings of pure digital data that look like beautiful abstractions, whileHogan’s Alley and Hotel Vancouver (both 2014) are computer generated renderings that look like incredibly detailed historical photographs.
Hogan’s Alley and Hotel Vancouver were made as the ‘set’ for Helen Lawrence, an artwork in the form of a piece of theatre that is one of Stan Douglas’ most ambitious works so far. Helen Lawrence that was presented as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2014.