In public, the Glaswegian bursts with energy. You pull yourself up and you push it out. It was while doing a whole suite of works that I made in Avignon years ago. You know what to do. I feel that I’ve made what I would call mistakes. Ellie Collins, our internal Talent Consultant, has pulled together her top tips for nailing an interview and securing your dream job! Interview with Douglas Gordon. Interview. If I made money doing it, I would do it; if I didn't make any money, I would do it. Even The Godfather got a terrible review. Even in failing that, you’ll hit a higher mark than if you never tried.”, “Making something or creating something is about looking and exploring the potential, and I want to do that right up until the day of the performance. I loved playing with the words like that when I was young, but also it was this idea of exercising something every day. Only three years ago I was confident to start focusing on removing, and this is when I finally created a dish where I felt like I achieved what I tried to do for 23 years.”, “I think my photographic career has been one of growing, learning, experimenting and trying different things. Douglas Gordon's destruction of Robert Burns at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an act of love, admiration and possibly envy, finds Susan Mansfield By … I want to be the best. I take care of myself so that I can survive. Discuss why you would be good in a sales role. Live your life now; start in the morning. In public, the Glaswegian bursts with energy. I don't really know what kind of drawings I do, it is just important that I do them. Meet with the HR team, discuss who you are and your strengths. Now its latest artist-in-residence, Douglas Gordon, is setting up a breathtaking, 28,000-square-foot reflective lake (“a loch,” as the Scot calls it) in the middle of the space. Meet with the HR team, discuss who you are and your strengths. I interviewed at Douglas & Gordon. The second was a dimly lit disco where the soundtrack to Gordon's gestation - The Stones, The Small Faces, The Lovin' Spoonful - seeped from the speakers. You just can’t stop it. Ideas are a huge, huge blessing. Douglas Gordon. Well my allergies are so bad that I can’t stop it. And you get something from it. Hoe beantwoord je de vraag: Wat is je grootste zwakte? I once got donkeys into the Palais des Papes in Avignon to piss on the floor. I interviewed at Douglas & Gordon in February 2016. The process took 2 days. I’m not going to quit.”, “When you’re young so many things happen and it’s really hard, but you have to fight. Previous Next. But everything you do is a part of you. I would say that maybe an office worker or a bank worker doesn’t feel that same thing, but since I am not an office worker or a banker I don't really know. I think if you have that feeling of why you need to do something, you’ll find a way. Though the industry is moving at breakneck speed, obstacles remain, and emerging players must remain as nimble and aggressive as possible. That’s what religion’s about, that’s what literature’s about, it’s what life’s about: the stories that you build.”, “I think an ambition as a performer, and maybe even in life, is to become less afraid. I used to make a drawing every day, but when you are traveling that gets difficult. From now on, you must be this example.’”, “My work is integrated completely into my life and vice-versa – I’ve been working since I was sixteen and my work is my life and my life is my work. I think I’ve gotten more confident and self-trustful in my ability and my natural appetite for play, and not over-adorning it with anything. Interview. If successful meet with the lettings director and a manager of the office they wish to place you in. I suppose it’s just a difference of pushing forward or downwards. I wanted to take snakes in there because, you know, bringing snakes into church is supposed to be forbidden. Life is my guru.”, “Everybody is amazing at something — some people write music, some people are leaders, some people raise children, some people cook food. Hoe schrijf je een goede sollicitatiebrief? The boss of one of London’s best known agents, Douglas & Gordon, has said that people need to be ‘thoughtful’ before instructing an agent to sell or let their home. I thought it was more like a monastic practice. Interviews with figures from pop culture: fashion, film, art, music. Later this month, Mogwai are set to perform their soundtrack to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait live at a series of venues across the UK. You will always find something new to go after.”, “Just about anything is possible if you can find the map or the blueprint to get there. He also told me to use a knife in the same way, always towards the body never away from it. Later this month, Mogwai are set to perform their soundtrack to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait live at a series of venues across the UK. It was quite something. All content is posted anonymously by employees working at Douglas & Gordon. Short Profile. And if you live up to your own moral standard, you’re going to have a more comfortable life.”, “I was always trying to innovate; I don’t like repetition. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2 November 2006-14 January 2007 The film and video artist Douglas Gordon had his first one-man exhibition in Britain at the Lisson Gallery in 1994, sponsored by its perceptive director Nicholas Logsdail, to which he returned again in 2001. Interview. I was fascinated by fire as a kid, of course. The interview… potentially the beginning of your dream career! When did that fascination start? In an interview with EYE, James Evans, who joined Douglas & Gordon as CEO last November, said: “There is space in the market for online agents. Reviews weergeven die zijn geschreven in het: Engels (4). Glassdoor werkt alleen naar behoren als cookieondersteuning is ingeschakeld in uw browser. I know the difference between right and wrong, I know what I feel comfortable with. Didn’t you once say that from the moment you stepped into the Armory for that piece, you wanted to piss all over it? There are so many things that pop up. Career: After a brief period as a serious school rugby player including a spell playing with Jonny Wilkinson, he went to Brunel University and then started out within the industry at Foxtons where he stayed for 14 years rising from branch manager to division director, joining Douglas & Gordon in 2015. The first was an almost complete collection of Gordon's films from 1992 to the present, shown on mismatched monitors placed on plastic crates and crummy cardboard boxes. It’s all to do with gravity I suppose. I was like, “Aha!” (Laughs) So I went and bought another six bottles of Evian and what happened was incredible. Douglas & Gordon interview details: 4 interview questions and 4 interview reviews posted anonymously by Douglas & Gordon interview candidates. Ondermijnt jouw baan je salarispotentieel? But the best is yet to come. I think in a way you sort of can’t help sounding like yourself. He is a magnet for people, barely finishing a sentence with one while simultaneously being greeted by another, yet his sincerity shines through. Interview de Douglas Gordon à l'occasion de l'exposition Phantom à la Galerie Yvon Lambert Interview of Douglas Gordon for his exhibition… Discuss why you would be good in a sales role. Well, the pianos were good, but the most exciting thing I set on fire were my jeans. That might have been part of it…. I think they just really want to make more money. That was a bit of sneeze, true. You wake up, you’ve held your banking back for so long that you just wake up and you just… bank really badly. 07.15.2019 by Yamina Benaï . Douglas Gordon is a contemporary artist working in Berlin, Germany, winner of the 1996 Turner Prize. For 25 years you're working with small projects, domestic projects. If you find what it is that you can offer to your fellow.”, “One of the reasons why I have this much success is because I’m hard on myself. It’s like when you are riding a horse and you want it to go to the left, you look to the left first and then pull the horse’s head. Maybe it gives you more self-control knowing that if you screw up you will hurt yourself…. But we believe in those kinds of dreams and so I keep investing, and reinvesting, and reinvesting.”, “When I was younger I had these moments where I was surprising myself with my spontaneity, and I thought, ‘This is what you should be chasing.’ The cerebral part of acting and the perfectionism can be exhausting, but the spontaneity can be very joyful.”, “If you are ambitious, you are running in a tunnel that never ends. (Laughs) When I was a kid at school the first thing you did in the morning was called mental arithmetic, and obviously in Scotland “mental” also means crazy. (Laughs) Traveling so much for the last two years, every time I come back to Berlin, of course I go home and I want to see my daughter first, but then I start to get edgy and I have to come here to the studio. But you’re always trying to hit it into the rafters, and damn the consequences if you don’t make it.”, “I think you have to slow down a little bit. The Talks Interviews Art Douglas Gordon. It’s a process.”, “Failure is just something you have to go through on your own. After my visit with Harry, we talk on the phone once a week, sometimes more, discussing what I have discovered about the men on the list. Anyway, when you have to pee, you pee. I’m trying to look around and my pants were on fire so I tried to take them off. Wat is jouw ‘loon naar werken’ eigenlijk? Copyright © 2008–2021, Glassdoor, Inc. "Glassdoor" en logo zijn gedeponeerde handelsmerken van Glassdoor, Inc. Sollicitatiegesprekken bij Douglas & Gordon. Glassdoor gives you an inside look at what it's like to work at Douglas & Gordon, including salaries, reviews, office photos, and more. Name: Douglas GordonDOB: 20 September 1966Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomOccupation: Artist. Estate agent Douglas and Gordon has made videos of perspective properties to make it safer and easier for house hunters to find their new home during the coronavirus pandemic. The process took 2 days. You sit down with a pencil or a crayon and a sheet of paper and you just release something. That’s the thing you try to catch – an idea that you fall in love with. I interviewed at Douglas & Gordon in February 2016. And that is also the beauty, that you pass on something, that you let something live, that you allow it to confront. Reading time 2 minutes. Since I’m nearly 50 years old maybe I’m not able to push it farther just like I can’t physically run very far now. I interviewed at Douglas & Gordon in February 2016. Today he stands out for his innate humor and desire to provoke. There’s nothing else I could ask for, really, and if I drop dead tomorrow, I would have had a terrific time.”, “Sometimes when you lose faith and you understand that something will never be possible the way that you dreamed, but you keep trying, suddenly one thing flips and everything re-accommodates. One time that really stands out was probably in New York when I did this piece with the pianist Helene Grimaud. I'm sure some people would say that it's obviously about the ego, but on the other hand, it's not as if I'm competing against anybody. That was a big journey for me! But now that I am back, I came in yesterday and I made a drawing and I came in this morning and I made a drawing. Nothing can prepare you for it, just like a broken heart. Name: Douglas Gordon DOB: 20 September 1966 Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Occupation: Artist. Rolex is proud to support The Talks as they continue to feature inspirational conversations with the creative icons of our time. I put in the time. For Douglas Gordon, "Sharpening Fantasy" marks a new level of involvement with viewers… as well as the beginning of a new chapter in Berlin. Dit helpt u bij het vinden van uw droombaan. I let the life come to the picture and the creativity flow.”, “Right now we are 40 people working in Osteria Francescana, for 28 or 30 covers a night. It was by accident at the Gagosian in New York. In a wide-ranging video interview for his Move iQ service, Phil Spencer speaks to former agent and founder of Viewber, Ed Mead. I’ll do it, I’ll save up some money...” Because by then the door will be closed.”, “The only thing that you have to be very sure of is that nothing can go wrong. Don’t do this with the kids, because God gave you the gift to play football. You’ve used fire in your art many times, most memorably in your piece The End of Civilisation where a grand piano burns on the border between Scotland and England. You can’t please everyone, and that is a great realization.”, “I always try to concentrate on the process and where the real goal is, which is trying to get up every day and be the best possible version of myself and do the best work I can do.”, “I follow the beat of my own drum. Asha Menon 2020-09-22T21:26:22+00:00 Comments Off on Interview with Douglas Gordon. I think it is as much about social behavior, too. What is the most exciting thing you’ve set on fire so far? It keeps you on your toes.”, “It’s easy to have inspiration and have a vision and an aesthetic, but if you don’t have the execution and you don’t get it out there properly and on time, it doesn’t matter. 5 plus 10? Forward I suppose is a bit more pugnacious and downwards is how to drown people. If successful meet with the lettings director and a manager of the office they wish to place you in. It is dangerous, but it is also sublime.”, “I never thought of art as a career. I wouldn't tell you exactly what I do. You mustn’t sit around waiting to die.”, “One day I realized that it didn’t matter whether people loved me or not. An involuntarily evacuation of fluid from your body — or a voluntary one. I don’t take the easy way. The boss of one of London’s best known agents, Douglas & Gordon, has said that people need to be ‘thoughtful’ before instructing an agent to sell or let their home. Douglas Gordon: I had nowhere to go. Interview. I’m looking forward. Interview with Douglas Gordon: “I Had Nowhere to Go” Tracing one minute in every year of filmmaker Jonas Mekas' life, Douglas Gordon's memoir-style film 'I Had Nowhere to Go' begins with a story of the first image Mekas ever made, in his native Lithuania, under the authority of Soviet soldiers. He is a magnet for people, barely finishing a sentence with one while simultaneously being greeted by another, yet his sincerity shines through. I’ve always been disciplined and I’m still nothing if not conscientious.”, “I don’t regret anything. My films did better over time.”, “I think you always have to have risk when you’re creating a piece of art. It doesn’t come naturally.”, “I think every person who is curious is more fascinating, and exploration is a big part of that. I think the mommy donkey pisses first and then the daddy donkey comes up and licks the piss of the mother and then he pisses on it. You can’t say then, “Well, I’ll go through it two years from now. Discuss why you would be good in a sales role. The process took 2 days. Having begun his career as a performance artist, Gordon has produced a diverse body of works, which has grown to include video, sound photographic objects, and texts, often plays with viewers’ perceptions, memories and expectations. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy page. It can be a bit daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. She was quite surprised. So I thought if they let me bring in snakes, what about donkeys? Right, you can hold it back for so long but at some point you just have to let it go. 425 Douglas Gordon interview outline.pdf Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by interview participants are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the History Project or any of its volunteers, employees or representatives. Absolute trust is, I think, the crucial ingredient.”, “I’m doing things more personally than ever before because that’s what my project is based on, that’s who I am and I have never been this happy my whole life — but it was a long road to get here.”, “Of course we all do stupid things when we're young, but that's your way to find boundaries, you know. Everyone was like, “Just put water on it! Deze 20 werkgevers bieden werknemers carrièrekansen! Then the baby donkey comes up and licks the piss of mommy and daddy. I was released of all that insecurity when I released myself from that fantasy and came to the conclusion that I could be happy making music regardless of whether I was successful or not.”, “I like the accidents, the things that happen by chance. I used to not take care of myself so well, but now I do.”, “I have to free myself from my creation, I have to send it off, I have to give it up. But that is a perspective that requires a lot of work. Photograph: Teri Pengilley for the Guardian What got you started? What’s the first thing you do when you get to your office after being away? You don’t give up — and suddenly it’s almost a transcendental thing.”, “I think you know when you’re playing it safe, when you’re stagnating, and when you’re growing. But I can learn from those mistakes and grow. That was a funny thing. So, it’s totally the opposite of a business. 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