In GO TELL IT ON THE GREEN The Drouth and GSA bear witness to the fall of Douglas Gordon’s artwork at Glasgow Green Station and the hidden historical tradition it signifies. ‘Proof’ cited mutely dates of rising, resistance and rebellion suppressed in official history. When the high winds earlier this year blew down one of the walls of the closed Glasgow Green station and exposed his formerly enclosed testimony to these dates, Network Rail moved quickly to bring down this unsafe and dangerous artwork.
On the 24th of May 2012 we held a commemorative event at People’s Palace with artists, critics, musicians, actors and Aye Wee Wee, the austerity Panda. What were the dates, why are they suppressed in official history? What happened to this art work? In his talk ‘Unmute’, Peter McCaughey offers insights into the artistic, cultural and political ferment of 1990s Glasgow.
The programme consisted of talks and performances loosely themed around the dates on the mural. In his introductory presentation artist Peter McCaughey, a close collaborator with Gordon, gives his chronology of the formation of the artwork and the ideas behind it.
Produced by The Drouth. Film and sound recording by Emma Lennox.