Tate Collection | Gordon’s Makes Us Drunk by Gilbert & George

I don’t know about you, but I think this is brilliant….

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8 Responses to “Tate Collection | Gordon’s Makes Us Drunk by Gilbert & George”

  1. telescoper Says:

    Please try to keep your remarks polite, free from threats of physical violence, and in English rather than Neanderthal.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    Suddenly, nothing happened.

  3. According to the Tate website:

    Gin and tonic became Gilbert and George’s drink of choice in 1971. They picked Gordon’s because it was ‘the best gin’. For this film, they have added their names to the bottle’s label, on either side of the Royal crest. The artists are shown seated at a table, getting drunk to a soundtrack of Elgar and Grieg. Their deadpan expressions and repeated declaration that ‘Gordon’s makes us very drunk’ creates an absurd scene that ironically questions identity, nationality and ‘good behaviour’.

  4. Extraordinary.

    This might be particularly apt, considering the funding cuts.

  5. Anton Garrett Says:

    Seatek: Is your name based on the marinised diesel engines that Fabio Buzzi designed for Class I offshore powerboating in the 1990s?

  6. Nope, it sure isn’t, Anton. Though that was an interesting diversion for me, thank you! What an obscure bit of knowledge… ?

    It’s a very old “handle” I’ve used since the late 80’s – I do a lot with Internet technologies, and live in Seattle. Also, a play between the old poetic representation of the sea, against technology.

  7. Oh, and also one of the first streaming net radio stations, playing a lot of techno ambient, from Seattle….

  8. Anton Garrett Says:

    Seatek: I’ve been a powerboat nut since the 1960s when I first saw the Cowes-Torquay race off the southern coast of England; USA and Italy, and more recently Arabic nations, have been the major players in Offshore. USA has strong domestic competition but sadly its drivers have not taken part in the world series for many years. Fabio Buzzi of Italy was the greatest ever in my view because he not only raced, but also designed his own hulls, engines and transmission – that’s even better than the “thunderman” Don Aronow. (Usually the driver is just a rich man who hires the talent.) Buzzi improved the power-to-weight ratio of diesels so spectacularly that it caused what he called the “petrol mafia” to change the handicapping factor between the two types of engine. Of course diesels are more reliable boat engines, since petrol ignition systems and water have never gone happily together.

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