Among the dust and noise of the California desert was a unique house made of steel frame, which was made in the style of rural California ranches of the 1960s. All this description of the installation of Dug Aitken called “Mirage”.
“Mirage” is Doug Aitken’s new work, which the artist built right in the middle of the California desert. The building, designed in the style of suburban ranches with a mirror surface, is part of the Desert X exhibition. Note that this exhibition was founded by Susan Davis and curator Neville Wakefield. The opening of the Desert X 2017 took place on 25 February. All works will be available to the public until April 20. The artist worked on the project for almost two years, “trying to find the perfect place.” The choice of Aitken stopped at the rocky hillside of Palm Springs. It was there that he arranged his work.
The building has seven rooms, which are completely covered with mirrors both outside and inside. By the way, the doors and windows here are also unusual – they reflect the sky and the contrasting surrounding terrain. It is worth noting that this work will be exhibited a little longer (until October 31). The mirror surface of “Mirage” is similar to a full-sized kaleidoscope that absorbs and reflects the landscape.
Interesting! The works of Dug Aitken were shown at various exhibitions around the world and visited famous cultural institutions, such as the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Serpentine Gallery in London, etc. The artist received the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999, and there are many other awards and prizes on his list. Now Aitken lives and works in Los Angeles, California.