REPORT ART OF THE WEEK / 100 YEARS BY DOUG AITKEN AT NEW YORK'S 303 GALLERY
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ART REVIEW / 100 YEARS BY DOUG AITKEN AT NEW YORK’S 303 GALLERY

By Crash redaction

Opened on february, exhibition “100 Years” by american multimedia artist Doug Aitken, takes place at 303 Gallery in New York.

In his latest minimalist exhibition, Aitken tryed to create a specific atmosphere. His installation is a gaping hole in the middle of spacewater.
Water drips from 5 rods suspended from the ceiling, falling into a concrete crater dug out of the gallery floor.
The show features an illuminated pool and Aitken’s now classic word-scupltures made of light, photographs, and mirrors. The flow of water itself is controlled so as to create specific rhythmic patterns, lending the physical phenomenon the variable symphonic structure of song.

The amplified sound of droplets conjures the arrhythmia of breathing, and along with the pool’s primordial glow, the fountain creates its own sonic system of tracking time.

His work  creates a cycle that is both hypnotic and inescapable. 

Céline Rey

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