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Gordon Douglas

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Gordon works in close partnership with groups and organisations towards deconstructing the acts of performance, education and collaboration in institutional habit. He develops projects, performances and publications with a diverse array of practitioners from arts and non-arts backgrounds.

Most recently, Gordon developed the curatorial-residential dialogue, Habits of the Co-existent (2015-17), consisting of three projects: A Social Residency with The NewBridge Project, Newcastle; Introduction-to-Performance with Edinburgh College, Granton; and an events series with Platform, Easterhouse. The project looked to the kinds of performativity, rationality and values that we inherit and rehearse when submitting to collective identities, and what kinds of habit endure post-collaboration. In June 2017, he co-programmed with Cicely Farrer, Shoulder to Shoulder, the annual Hospitalfield summer school looking at how we might engage with (and enact) performative-political action from within an artistic multitude. From 2013-15, he served on the Transmission committee, co-instigating a series of ‘constitution workshops’ which hoped to safeguard the organisation from pressures to financialise it’s physical and intangible resources.

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