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Doug Aitken. SONG 1
Installation shot, Copenhagen Contemporary 2018.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Medium
Image rights
Photo: Norbert Miguletz

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Elgiz Museum
Selected exhibitions
2019
Gallery Weekend Beijing 2019Faurschou Foundation
Doug AitkenFaurschou Foundation
2016
Doug Aitken: Electric EarthMOCA
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SONG 1, 2012/2015

Video installation
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On loan
Location
Copenhagen K

Doug Aitken. SONG 1
Installation shot, Copenhagen Contemporary 2018.
Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Medium
Image rights
Photo: Norbert Miguletz

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Elgiz Museum
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Doug Aitken
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