We are proud to announce new dates for the screening of Douglas Gordon's The End of Civilisation in New York.
8th September - 13th October, 2012
522 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
The film is shown on multiple screens and with layered sound. One screen is devoted to a close recording of the burning piano, from when it is first set alight to it being reduced to ashes. Another presents a panning shot of the tranquil surrounding landscape—occasionally, licks of flame or wisps of smoke invade the periphery of the screen, the only indication that the seemingly serene landscape is in close proximity to a raging fire.
The End of Civilisation was first screened on July 5, 2012 at the Tyne Theatre, on the site of Hadrian’s Wall in Newcastle upon Tyne City Centre as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
More information on the project including images, a film extract and a short behind the scenes film can be found here
The End of Civilisation is a co-commission by Locus+ and Great North Run Culture.