Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken - The Source

15 September - 25 November 2012

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 showcased 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 were able to enter the pavilion, while at night it took on a new life, when its internal projection screens became visible through the semi-transparent walls. 

Courtesy of Doug Aitken Workshop; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.