Douglas Gordon &
Morgane Tschiember
As close as you can for as long as it lasts
February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

Set in the mountainous region of Gstaad, Switzerland, the exhibition "Elevation 1049: Avalanche" showcases the alpine landscape with site-specific sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations. Douglas Gordon, with French artist Morgane Tschiember, contributed with As close as you can for as long as it lasts. Originating as a live performance, Tschiember built a fire—the only thing that can help you survive in this harsh environment—and Gordon responded by installing a sound piece based on our primal fears—unknown animals, the dark—driving us towards Tschiember's fire.

Here, we see a clip of the video documentation of this call and response, which took place on Friday, February 3, from 5–7PM CET.


Artwork © Studio lost but found / 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
Produced by Vinyl Factory, 2017

"Douglas Gordon & Morgane Tschiember: As long as you you can for as long as it lasts" is on view at Elevation 1049, Gstaad, Switzerland through March 19, 2017.