Currently living and working in New York and Los Angeles, the American multimedia artist Doug Aitken (born 1968 in Redondo Beach, US) is nowadays best known for his complex multimedia installations, such as the multi-screen video installation Electric Earth, exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1999, which brought him international acclaim and earned him the Golden Lion.
In his body of work Aitken utilizes a broad array of artistic… Read more
About the artwork
Doug Aitken's cryptically entitled multiple consists of a kite made of mylar, wood, plastic, and fabric, as well as a commercially printed poster. Designed to shimmer in the sky, the kite has a mirrored surface, clearly seen in the poster which shows it in flight. Interestingly Aitken here gives us the object itself and documentation of the object in action, harnessing something built for movement and flying in the form of an edition.