27 January - 8 March 2014
'Bollywood Goes to Gstaad' (2013) is Christian Marclay's new site-specific 17min video commission for 'Elevation 1049' at the Gstaad Biennial 2014 and it will be shown on monitors in cable-cars located at Gondelbahn Glacier 3000, Col du Pillon from 27 January 2014.
'Elevation 1049' is the first in a series of site-specific exhibitions created out of the specifics of time and place, curated by Neville Wakefield and Olympia Scarry and produced by the LUMA& Foundation. Taking place in and above Gstaad, it will be comprised exclusively of Swiss artists. Most of the works will be outside, positioned in and defined by the landscape they inhabit.
Marclay's video is a mix of excerpts from Bollywood films shot in or around Gstaad. Throughout the 1980‘s and 90‘s Switzerland had been Bollywood’s preferred destination for romantic scenes in which a couple sing and dance their way through the picturesque Swiss countryside as part of a dream or fantasy, commonly referred to as the ‘Cut to Switzerland.‘ Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra (1932 - 2012) popularised these musical, Alpine interludes, having fallen in love with the country while honeymooning in Gstaad.
Christian Marclay 'Bollywood Goes to Gstaad' 2013 17 minutes single channel video, color with sound Courtesy White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.