[February 24 2017]
“Mirage” by Doug Aitken is a site-specific installation set in the Southern California desert. The shape is very familiar as it is inspired by typical suburban American ranch house, which was mass-produced after World War II and therefore part of the American landscape. However what’s notable is that the structure is entirely composed of reflective mirrored surfaces, looking like a giant kaleidoscope yet at the same time part of the landscape.
Devoid of any doors, windows, or other openings to create a fluid relationship with the surrounding environment, it becomes a real open-air observatory to watch at all times of day and night because the show will always be different.
On view until October 31th, Palm Springs, California.
Courtesy of Doug Aitken