Aitken presents a timely interrogation of technology’s impact on humanity with a new immersive installation integrating sound, image, space. Situated in a hexagonal space built into the gallery, the artist projects his film about cellphone inventor Martin Cooper projected onto three mirrored walls, reflecting the piece’s hypnotic imagery in a continuous, disorienting loop. A second work, displayed in an empty space, uses pulsating neon lights that spell out the piece’s title, Jungle, in a seemingly limitless number of variations.
Photo: Doug Aitken, NEW ERA, (still), 2018. Video installation with three channels of video (color, sound), three projections, freestanding room, PVC projection screens, mirrors. 10:00 minutes/loop, Installation dimensions variable. Image © Doug Aitken, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.