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Aitken, Doug 1968-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 331 publications in 8 languages and 3,949 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Art  Pictorial works  Artists' books  Catalogues raisonnés  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Editor, fmd, Director, Photographer, Interviewee, Videographer , Other
Classifications: N6537.A4, 700.92
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Doug Aitken by Daniel Birnbaum( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The internationally acclaimed work of the American video and installation artist. American video and installation artist Doug Aitken (b.1968) exploded onto the international art scene with his multi-screen work electric earth, which captivated audiences at the Venice and Whitney biennales in 1999. This work focused on the bizarre nocturnal experiences of a young man exploring the edges of Los Angeles, presenting dream-like sequences that rearrange the linear flow of narrative into a series of unforgettable, disjointed photographic tableaux. Like much of his work, it contrasts the high-tech speed of contemporary daily life with the monotony of the urban landscape. In other works he has explored the eerie, desterted atmosphere of Jonestown, Guyana, the site of the notorious mass suicide of religious cultists (monsoon, 1997); a remote diamond-mining region of Namibia, closed to outsiders since 1908 (diamond sea, 1997); and the collective dreams of India's Bollywood film industry (into the sun, 1999). Portraying some of contemporary art's most beautiful imagery, Aitken's installations encircle the viewer, creating a suspended, hyperreal portrait of contemporary life
Broken screen : 26 conversations with Doug Aitken : expanding the image, breaking the narrative by Doug Aitken( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with artists, filmmakers, and architects
Doug Aitken : Electric earth by Doug Aitken( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying the artist's first full-scale survey exhibition, this generously illustrated book explores Doug Aitken's work across mediums, disciplines, and themes. From photography to architecture, and from video to spoken word, Doug Aitken has delved into a variety of art forms to create a provocative body of work. This volume surveys the full scope and depth of Aitken's work: sound pieces, sculpture, architectural experiments, land art and happenings, which embrace a collaborative spirit across disciplines and beyond walls, to re-imagine the nature of what a work of art can be. Interspersed with hundreds of color illustrations, the book's essays examine the plethora of ideas the artist tackles from environmental decay to the end of linear time and explain how and why Aitken challenges many artistic barriers
World rush 4̲ artists : Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Doug Aitken, Lee Bul, Sarah Sze( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song 1 by Doug Aitken( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing a carreer-long interest in architecture, art, and the urban landscape, SONG 1 allows Aitken to explore the interrelationships among these on an unprecedented scale. From his imposition of eyes onto the walls of the Vienna Secession building in 2000 to the eight projections that comprised sleepwalkers at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2007, the artist has helped push the boundaries of moving-imagge art and created works that engage viewers and the world around then in new and intriguing ways."--Director's statement
Black mirror by Doug Aitken( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Aitken's Black Mirror is a meditation on the rootlessness and the extreme virtuality of contemporary existence. Comprised of a site-specific multi-channel video installation and a live theater performance at the Deste Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, on the Greek island of Hydra, it stars Chloë Sevigny as a nomadic individual traversing airport terminals, hotel lobbies and car rental kiosks, communicating in quick pulses and travelling long distances for short meetings. --Publisher description
I am a bullet : living in accelerated culture by Dean Kuipers( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I Am a Bullet is about people transformed by an accelerating world. These stunning essays combine on-site research and penetrating images as they investigate unique individuals in raw and open engagement with speed from the literal velocity of breaking the sound barrier in a car to the consumerist purity of Tokyo youth to the violence of Native American gangs. This book delivers an essential understanding of how the speed of change is shaping your life right now ... and tomorrow."--Jacket
Alien affection by Philippe Parreno( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamond sea : Namib Desert, Southwestern Africa, 70,000 square kilometers, restricted access by Doug Aitken( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Book Works: "Diamond Sea is a photographic journey through Diamond Areas One and Two : a highly secure 70,000 square kilometre area along the coastline of the Namibian desert. This area, containing the world's richest diamond mine, has been sealed off from public access since 1907. Aitken struggled through bureaucratic red tape to obtain permission to film in the Diamond Areas. Aitken's photographs reveal how the man-made corporate-owned landscape and the vast topographic expanse of the Namibian desert are equally subject to narrative construction."
Doug Aitken : A-Z book (fractals) by Doug Aitken( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A, B, C, D, E ... In this new, experimental volume of the work of artist Doug Aitken, the alphabet serves as an underlying organizational structure, a map which readers can turn to as a guide for moving through the book's images and texts. Combining a selection of new and older artwork alongside diverse texts, this book juxtaposes seemingly unrelated elements, creating shifting relationships and patterns that emerge only with time. On the visual side, the book offers a selection of past work, new photography, images from recent video pieces - such as "Interiors", "New Ocean" and "New Skin" - and a new series of collages. On the verbal side are an essay by noted architecture and design scholar Michael Speaks, excerpts from a conversation between Aitken and curator Russel Ferguson, a short story by artist Philippe Parreno, a series of short entries written by Aitken, and excerpts from a conversation between Aitken and Dan Kish, a blind man working at the Braille Institute on Los Angeles on echo location
Doug Aitken, Nan Goldin, Thomas Hirschhorn by Bice Curiger( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Aitken : New Ocean by Doug Aitken( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metallic sleep by Doug Aitken( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepwalkers : fragments, markings and images from the making of Sleepwalkers by Doug Aitken( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing the Sleepwalkers box-- a kaleidoscopic multimedia experience unfolding the making of Doug Aitken's groundbreaking public film installation containing: CD and limited vinyl picture disc; music supervised by Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records; original artwork by Doug Aitken on a full-color, two-sided poster; two flipbooks; video of the piece as installed at the MoMA in NYC on DVD; and a book filled with never-before-seen photographs, production stills, process sketches, and writings --Courtesy Creative Time and 303 Gallery, New York
Alpha by Doug Aitken( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alpha by Doug Aitken( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist's book. Book is in the shape of a man's profile facing right. Images and text."This artist's book, conceived by Doug Aitken, is based on a surrealistic scenario: a man traveling all the time is dematerializing himself. He takes the form of the room he is living in. Produced as a film, with a main contribution of Udo Kier, the publication itself takes the shape of a man's head. The images are accompanied by a text by the artist" -- JRP / Ringier website
Doug Aitken : Sleepwalkers by Doug Aitken( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dusk falls on a cold winter evening, and five characters awaken and dress and make their way out into nighttime New York City. In Doug Aitken's sleepwalkers, these characters provide a blueprint for the city - a living, breathing mechanism fueled by the desires and ambitions of its inhabitants, who, in turn, nourish and are nourished by the city's energy, breadth, and depth." "A collaboration between The Museum of Modern Art and the public art organization Creative Time, sleepwalkers premiered as a projection on the facades of the Museum's building in midtown Manhattan. Although sleepwalkers is Aitken's first public artwork, the theme of give and take between individuals and their environment is one that he frequently explores. In 2001 he turned London's Serpentine Gallery, from the basement to the roof, into a complex, multipart video installation; among his best-known works is electric earth, originally created for the 1999 Venice Biennale, in which a nocturnal cityscape comes to rhythmic life as a restless young man dances through it. This book expands on the ideas raised by the film."--Jacket
Doug Aitken : sculptures 2001-2015 by Doug Aitken( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book entirely dedicated to the sculptures of multimedia artist Doug Aitken, this volume offers an overview of his 3D works and includes a specially commissioned text by acclaimed novelist Steve Erickson. Designed in the artist's studio, the publication is organized as a graphic novel more than an inventory, while offering complete information on the pieces in the index. Using words and images, technology and human perception to trigger personal reactions from the readers, the works are combined here in a new form, assembled as they are in printed form as a "Gesamt-exhibition," one that is unique to the medium of the book"--Provided by publisher
 
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Doug Aitken
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Broken screen : 26 conversations with Doug Aitken : expanding the image, breaking the narrativeWorld rush 4̲ artists : Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Doug Aitken, Lee Bul, Sarah SzeI am a bullet : living in accelerated cultureDiamond sea : Namib Desert, Southwestern Africa, 70,000 square kilometers, restricted accessDoug Aitken : A-Z book (fractals)Doug Aitken, Nan Goldin, Thomas HirschhornSleepwalkers : fragments, markings and images from the making of SleepwalkersAlpha
Alternative Names
Aitken, Doug

Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken Amerikaans kunstenaar

Doug Aitken amerykański artysta multimedialny

Doug Aitken multimedia artist

Дуг Ейткен

Эйткен, Дуг

Languages
English (140)

German (20)

French (10)

Catalan (4)

Danish (2)

Turkish (1)

Japanese (1)

Spanish (1)