Douglas Gordon b. 1966
Stooges Burn-Out (1995)
Stooges Burn-Out, 1995
Video film, 9 mins, colour with sound
With Dave Allen and Jonathan Monk
A freshly lit cigarette is placed in the neck of the guitar in hommage to the practice of a rock hero before he embarks upon an epic solo, but no solo comes. Instead a low hum is heard from a guitar amplifier as the three artists drudge their way through a very rough version of The Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’. The song lasts for the time it takes the cigarette to burn down to the filter.