Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Page spread, Black Mirror catalog. © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Black Mirror, 2011. Video Still © Doug Aitken

Images via Doug Aitken Black Mirror.com  — A very lovely site with text, images and video from the Black Mirror project commissioned by the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens.

Video via Doug Aitken Workshop on Vimeo.

And from Dorothy Spears’ New York Times Review:

A cross between Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point” and Sofia Coppola’s “Lost In Translation,” only without the narrative, “Black Mirror” presents its star, the actress and clothing designer Chloë Sevigny, as a nameless drifter navigating a barren landscape punctuated by satellite dishes, radio towers and droning airplanes. Stopping periodically in one anonymous hotel room or another, she makes attempts to connect, by phone or text or e-mail, to an unidentified second party, with little success.

The project is intended as “a kind of vortex, or a human-scale kaleidoscope,” Mr. Aitken, 43, said in a recent interview in his studio here, one that in many ways mimics the physical and mental disorientation experienced by frequent travelers.

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