Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Sky Arts Ignition - The Source, 2012

Doug Aitken, Sky Arts Ignition - The Source, 2012

Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken is at the forefront of 21st century communication. Utilising a wide array of media and artistic approaches, his eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. What is the source of a creative idea? Where does it start and how is it realised? Musician Jack White, British actress Tilda Swinton, late artist Mike Kelley and many other celebrated cultural figures discuss the roots of their creativity with leading contemporary artist Doug Aitken in Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken – The Source.

Aitken’s first public realm installation in the UK, The Source showcases the artist’s pioneering approach to public art. The work is a multi-sensory installation on Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock featuring a pavilion designed in collaboration with British architect David Adjaye OBE. During the day visitors are able to enter the pavilion, while at night it takes on a new life, when its internal projection screens become visible through the semi-transparent walls.

Doug Aitken’s (b.1968, California, USA) body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations.

Doug Aitken at Liverpool Biennial 2012

Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken - The Source
, 2012
Public pavilion and video installation
Exhibited at Tate Liverpool