If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
In yesterday's story about MOCA's survey of the work of Doug Aitken, we explained the complication involved in locating his larger-than-life video installations inside a museum:
Often too big, too site-specific or too ephemeral to exist inside traditional museum spaces, Aitken’s art has been displayed on the exterior of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and on a barge off the coast of Greece. One of his more recent works — a sort of large-scale performance/light installation — escaped confinement by museum, city or even state as it raced across the continental United States on the side of a train.
Scaled down but still large in concept and scope, one of the installations in his show, "Electric Earth," takes viewers from a stage to a factory to a parking lot where people sing different variations of The Flamingos' doo-wop classic "I Only Have Eyes for You." Above is an exclusive first look.