Doug Aitken: Song 1 (Hardcover)

Doug Aitken: Song 1 By Doug Aitken (Artist), Kerry Brougher (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Barney Hoskyns (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Doug Aitken (Artist), Kerry Brougher (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Barney Hoskyns (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Description


In a bold effort to redefine the public exhibition space, the Hirshhorn Museum has commissioned Doug Aitken's most ambitious work to date. Song 1 is an unprecedented 360-degree moving-image work, requiring 11 high-definition projectors, that seamlessly blends imagery to illuminate the fa ade of the museum's iconic cylindrical building--transforming it into "liquid architecture"--and create an urban soundscape. The scope of the artwork is large, yet at its core is a basic concept. Based around a single song, "I Only Have Eyes for You," the piece explores the idea of pure communication through the perfect pop song. This distinctive book, designed by the artist and shaped to emulate the form of the Hirshhorn itself, visually interprets the work and places the work in a broader art historical and cultural context.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780978906320
ISBN-10: 0978906322
Publisher: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Publication Date: August 31st, 2012
Pages: 120
Language: English