Mixed media artist Doug Aitken‘s latest work ‘Fountain (earth fountain)’ was exhibited at the International Contemporary Art Show in Basel last month. I really like his work, from his sonic art to large outdoor installations and I’ve posted up some of his artwork before on previous occasions. This work is a tabletop sculpture with letters spelling the word ‘art’ covered in a cascading thick liquid, something aklin to chocolate or a kind of earthly sludge. The piece is made from acrylic glass, metal, colored methyl cellulose and is controlled by a pumping system for the bubbling and sliding of the liquid.
Doug Aitken’s body of work ranges from photography, sculpture, and architectural interventions, to films, sound, single and multi-channel video works, and installations. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He participated in the Whitney Biennial 1997 and 2000 and earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999 for the installation “electric earth”.
Via Design Boom
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