Where does the creative idea start? What is the journey to the finished creation? These are the questions world renowned artist Doug Aitken explores in an ongoing series of conversations with groundbreaking pioneers from different disciplines who are shaping modern culture. This astonishing, immersive multiplatformed, generative documentary is presented as a rhythmic six channel projection inside a two-thousand-square-foot pavilion designed in collaboration with architect, David Adjaye. The Source (evolving) will also take the form of a living archive website, and fragments of the films will be screened in various Festival theatres.
The U.S. premiere of The Source (evolving) at the Festival is made possible by a generous contribution from the Maurice Marciano Family Foundation. - S.F.
About the Director
Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken is at the frontier of 21st-century communication. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, Aitken’s eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. Aitken has had many exhibitions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Le Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the 1999 Venice Biennale, where he won the international prize for his acclaimed installation Electric Earth.
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