Gilbert & George – The Secret Files DVD



This interview, filmed in 2000 by the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist for an exhibition at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, concentrates on the hysteria of the archive and the collection. Through this document, which does not fit into any distinct category (documentary, oeuvre, fiction) we discover the couple’s intimate life, the interior of their London house, a veritable museum of obsessions. Beyond good and bad, appearances and things (negatives, books, press cuttings … ), we finally penetrate the material and method of these artists, their particular manner of thinking and categorizing which is itself a philosophy on art and life.
“Gilbert & George, interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, reveal and comment on the contents of their work archives with a detachment and self-mockery that make this document hilarious at times.“ —Artforum