Thursday, 15 June 2017

Art Unlimited 2017 | Doug Aitken - underwater pavillons

In December 2016 Doug Aitken has moored three geometric mirrored sculptures to the ocean floor off Catalina Island in California.
Their environments reflect light through the mirrored kaleidoscopic interiors and on their rock-like surfaces they even harbor ocean life.
The three-screen video installation takes the viewer to the sculpture and connects him to the expanse of the ocean.
During the almost 7 minutes long video we can see how the sculptures are lowered into the sea and then observe the sculptures under water, we see a fascinating play of light, animals and divers from different perspectives.
This is an absolutely beautiful and very calm work and we really got lost while watching Aitken's underwater pavillons.

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