DOUG AITKEN

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altered earth

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source: dazeddigital

Rooted in the divergent landscape of Southern France’s Camargue region, US artist Doug Aitken has set up one of his most ambitious installations to date: Altered Earth. A reputation for cutting paths and making headway through a multi-media wilderness, he blurs the boundaries between art, architecture, landscape and sound. Four years in the making, Altered Earth sees twelve double sided screens, each two-storey high, purposefully placed within the landscape; creating an enormous labyrinth of moving images that the viewer can walk through or view from a distance. In an inspired collaboration, legendary musician Terry Riley performed a specially created soundtrack for the exhibition’s opening night.
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source: tecnoartenews

Nascido em Redondo Beach, Califórnia (EUA), o midiartista Doug Aitken vive e trabalha em Los Angeles e Nova York. Suas instalações monumentais se caracterizam pelo amplo uso de tecnologia e linguagem cinematogáfico. Ele utiliza como suporte tanto a fotogafia como caixas de luz, embora a parte mais conhecida de seu trabalho sejam as intalações baseadas na imagem em movimento.

Seu trabalho mais recente Altered Earth: city of moving images (2012) é uma instalação multi-screen, de sons e imagens e movimento, que recria as paisagens da região de Camargo, também do sul da França, famosa por suas Salinas, cavalos, flamingos e extensões naturais impactantes. Altered Earth foi instalado em La Grande Halle para o Parc des Ateliers em Arles, França, em 2012.
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source: tweaklaborg

Doug Aitken arbeitet mit Multiscreen-Videoinstallationen und hat die Technik des Erzählens mit mehreren Bildebenen und Tonspuren im Raum perfektioniert. In der Grand Halle im Parc des Ateliers in Arles wurde seine jüngste Rauminstallation «Altered Earth», eine Zwölf-Kanal-Audio-Videoinstallation vom 20.10.–02.12.2012 ausgestellt. Tweaklab hat die Ausstellung geplant und installiert. Die Projektionsflächen scheinen im Raum zu schweben und zeigen, weder streng dokumentarisch noch fiktional, Bilder, die die atmosphärische Stimmung der Camargue widerspiegeln.

Um die zwölf Bildquellen präzise zu synchronisieren und die 8,5 x 4,8 m grossen Projektionsflächen exakt bespielen zu können, wurde Pandoras Box als Player eingesetzt. Die Christie Projektoren DHD800 ermöglichen es zudem eine perfekte Bewegung mit dem 24p-Bildmaterial darzustellen.
Um eine optimale Beschallung in der ehemaligen Fabrikhalle zu erreichen, wurden sechzehn MeyerSound UPJ und zwölf MM-4XP Lautsprecher zwischen die Leinwände und im Aussenbereich der Installation eingesetzt. Ein Subwoofer 700HP in 15 m Höhe sorgt für die Intensität der tieferen Frequenzen im Raum. Zwei Galileo 616 ermöglichen es die Audio-Signale optimal anzupassen und zu steuern.
Während der Eröffnung hat ein Konzert von Terry Riley stattgefunden. Seine Bühne war eingebettet in die zwölf-teilige Videoinstallation. Tweaklab hat dieses einmalige Ereignis dokumentiert und mit mehreren Kameras aufgezeichnet.
Im Sommer 2011 hat Doug Aitken während dem Festival «Les rencontres d`Arles Photographie» bereits eine Ein-Kanal-Videoinstallation mit dem Titel «Arles City of moving images» auf dem Place de la République in Arles auf einem speziell angefertigten, randlosen Glasscreens gezeigt. Diese Installation wurde von Tweaklab geplant und installiert.
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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.