DOUG AITKEN

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DOUG AITKEN SLEEPWALKERS

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Using the landscape around him as both subject and medium, Doug Aitken creates works that illuminate how we experience the world. Though he works in an array of media, including photography, video, sound, and sculpture, he is best known for his installations that intervene on public spaces. For Sleepwalkers (2007), Aitken made a short film starring actors Donald Sutherland and Tilda Swinton, among others, which he projected in separate frames onto the Museum of Modern Art and adjacent buildings. Requiring eight projectors, the film plays with the conventions of narrative, mirroring the frenetic sights and sounds of the city.

American, b. 1968, Redondo Beach, California
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source: dougaitkenworkshop

Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Aitken utilizes a wide array of media and artistic approaches to leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He participated in the Whitney Biennial 1997 and 2000 and earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for the installation “electric earth”. Aitken received the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, and the 2013 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts.

Aitken’s “Sleepwalkers” exhibition at MoMA in 2007 transformed an entire block of Manhattan into an expansive cinematic experience as he covered the museum’s exterior walls with projections. In 2009, his Sonic Pavilion opened to the public in the forested hills of Brazil at the new cultural foundation INHOTIM. Continuing his work in innovative outdoor projects, Aitken presented his large-scale film and architecture installation, “Frontier”, on Rome’s Isola Tiberina in 2009 and in Basel in 2010. The multiform artwork “Black Mirror” engaged a site-specific multi-channel video installation and a live theatre performance on a uniquely designed barge floating off Athens and Hydra Island, Greece in 2011.

“Altered Earth” was a site-specific earthwork which explored the ever-changing landscape of Arles, France through moving image, sound and architecture commissioned and produced by the LUMA Foundation in 2012. “SONG 1”, also took place in 2012 and wrapped the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC in 360-degree panoramic video projections, transforming the concrete exterior into an audiovisual spectacle. The vintage hit, “I Only Have Eyes For You” was continually reworked and reimagined as “SONG 1” slowly unfolded over the museum’s giant, circular surface.

In 2013, Aitken created “MIRROR” an urban earthwork, at the Seattle Art Museum, which transformed the museum exterior into a living kaleidoscope. The work utilized hundreds of hours of footage changing in real time in response to the movements and life around it.

Aitken curated Station to Station, which took place over the course of three weeks in September 2013. A train, designed as a moving, kinetic light sculpture, broadcast unique content and experiences to a global audience as it traveled from New York City to San Francisco making nine stops along the way. Station to Station connected leading figures and underground creators from the worlds of art, music and culture for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings.
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source: dougaitkenworkshop

Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken is at the forefront of 21st century communication. Utilizing a wide array of media and artistic approaches, his eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He participated in the Whitney Biennial 1997 and 2000 and earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for the installation “electric earth”.

Aitken’s “Sleepwalkers” exhibition at MoMA in 2007 transformed an entire block of Manhattan into an expansive cinematic experience as he covered the museum’s exteriors walls with projections. In 2009, his Sonic Pavilion opened to the public in the forested hills of Brazil at the new cultural foundation INHOTIM. Continuing his work in innovative outdoor projects, Aitken presented his large-scale film and architecture installation, “Frontier”, on Rome’s Isola Tiberina in November 2009 and at Art Basel Unlimited in 2010. Recently, Aitken’s multiform artwork “Black Mirror” engaged a site-specific multi-channel video installation and a live theatre performance on a uniquely designed barge floating off Athens and Hydra Island, Greece.
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source: inhotim

Desde os anos 1990, Doug Aitken (Redondo Beach, EUA, 1968; vive em Los Angeles, EUA) desenvolve uma série de filmes, fotografias, instalações e vídeos que investigam a relação entre natureza, memória, tempo e espaço. Sua obra fala de lugares inabitados, ruínas, vestígios de onde o tempo parece ter outro ritmo. O artista tem concentrado boa parte de sua pesquisa recente a instalações com vídeos e a seus filmes, embora a preocupação com o espaço arquitetônico sempre esteja presente nos trabalhos.

Doug Aitken participou de diversas exposições individuais e coletivas, assim como tem exibido sua obra em festivais de cinema e de vídeo. Entre seus projetos recentes mais importantes, destacam-se Migration (2008), na mostra Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, EUA), e Sleepwalkers (2007), exibido na fachada do Museum of Modern Art, em Nova York. Em 2005, expôs no Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Em 1999, recebeu o prêmio Leão de Ouro da Bienal de Veneza pela instalação “Electric Earth”.
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source: inhotim

edondo Beach, Estados Unidos, 1968; vive en Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos. Desde los años 90, Doug Aitken (Redondo Beach, EUA, 1968; vive en Los Ángeles, EUA) desarrolla una serie de películas, fotografías, instalaciones y vídeos que investigan la relación entre naturaleza, memoria, tiempo y espacio. Su obra habla de lugares inhabitables, ruinas, vestigios donde el tiempo parece tener otro ritmo. El artista ha concentrado buena parte de su investigación reciente en las instalaciones con vídeos y en sus filmes, aunque la preocupación por el espacio arquitectónico siempre esté presente en los trabajos.

Doug Aitken participó de diversas exposiciones individuales y colectivas, así como también ha exhibido su obra en festivales de cine y de vídeo. Entre sus proyectos recientes más importantes se destacan Migration (2008), en la muestra Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, EUA), y Sleepwalkers (2007), exhibido en la fachada del Museum of Modern Art, en Nueva York. Em 2005, expuso en el Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de París. En 1999 recibió el premio Leão de Ouro de la Bienal de Venecia por la instalación “Electric Earth”.
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source: artobserved

Working across a broad body of media and techniques, including photography, sculpture, video, installation, sound art and architectural interventions, Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken’s work frequently explores concepts of rhythm, repetition and duration, exploring interrelations between time, memory and space and the subsequent fluctuations of meaning and understanding caused by their interactions. His work has been ehxibited in a variety of institutions and contexts, including his enormous Song1 installation on the outside of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, as well as his upcoming video art installation at the Seattle Art Museum.