Doug Aitken »Twilight (earth-core)«

Tq Twilight (earth-core) 2015, limited-release art edition by U.S. artist Doug Aitken

Fine-Art print on Hahnemühle paper, silhouette embossed and varnished,
elder-wood box frame
40 x 30 cm (15.7 x 11.8 inches)
Edition of 50 + 10 AP

1.600 Euro

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Twilight (earth-core) (2015), Fine-Art print on Hahnemühle paper. Silhouette embossed and varnished.

Twilight (earth-core) (2015), detail view of lower right corner, signed by the artist

Twilight (earth-core) 2015, by U.S. artist Doug Aitken, hung in a Majorcan container home

Twilight (earth-core) (2015), hung in a Majorcan container home

Doug Aitken publication, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, by Verlag für moderne Kunst

Exhibition catalogue of Doug Aitken at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt am Main, 2015 as a special edition, available at Verlag für moderne Kunst

02 Twilight (earth-core) 2015, limited-release art edition by U.S. artist Doug Aitken

Twilight (earth-core) (2015), framed in dark brown elder-wood box frame from Halbe. Double-sided anti-reflective and color-neutral optical interference glass in museum quality.

Twilight (earth-core), 2015

The work of U.S. artist Doug Aitken explores every medium, from film and installations to architectural interventions. For more than two decades he has expanded perception with his work, dissolving boundaries, facilitating new connections and using art to communicate and bring about change.

At Doug Aitken’s monumental show at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in 2015 his work Twilight (2015) occupied a key position. In the work Twilight (earth-core) Doug Aitken elevates the telephone column reminiscent of Twilight (2015) onto a block of earth.

The viewer is confronted with an object that at first glance appears familiar but upon closer inspection reveals a foreign nature. Captured outside the frenetic modern landscape, a cast public pay phone, bathed in a luminous glow, appears as a relic of a bygone era. Removed from its everyday function and placed atop a volume of earth, it exists in a parallel time and space, perceptually suspended in time.

Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken (*1968 in Redondo Beach, CA) is widely known for his innovative fine art installations. He utilises a wide array of media and artistic approaches, his eye leading us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. Aitken's work effortlessly slips into our media-saturated cultural unconscious, allowing the viewer to experience cinema in a unique way by deconstructing a connection between sound, moving images and the rhythms of our surroundings. Treating the world as his studio, he edits together frenetic and unique models of contemporary experience.

Aitken employs a number of post studio artistic mediums - photography, sculpture, architecture, sound installation, and multi channel video installation. In each of his artworks, Aitken chooses the medium or combination that amplifies and visually articulates the subject's qualities. The scale of the work can vary from a simple photograph to a complex moving sculpture of infinitely reflective automated mirrors. Quasi-narrative films create intricate mazes of open-ended stories told across reinterpreted physical architecture.

Aitken has had numerous screenings, solo and group exhibitions around the world, and was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999. In the summer of 2015 he presented Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening at the Barbican, London, a living exhibition with over a hundred free performances and residencies taking place over the course of thirty days. Doug Aitken currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

01 Doug Aitken, U.S. artist, born 1968, lives and works in Los Angeles (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt)

Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken utilises a wide array of media and artistic approaches, his eye leading us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Doug Aitken talks about his mesmerizing, glowing phone booth-piece Twilight. Aitken wanted to create a living system from a sculpture. The traditional public payphone – a ‘dead’ object – is thus turned upside down and made into an almost bodily work that represents a sense of dialogue and connection. “I was interested in draining its texture, color and life and just exploring the single essence – this pulsing of information; this speed of light that’s moving through it.”

Christian Lund (production), Klaus Elmer (edits), (c) Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2016

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