Doug Aitken at Regen Projects

Doug Aitken isn’t any one thing. He’s a photographer, a filmmaker, a sculptor and an installation artist. Sometimes his work is completely tech-based and other times it’s hand-crafted. But the common thread evident in all his work is a fascination with and mastery of new media. Whether he’s projecting video onto the side of a building (“Sleepwalkers” (2007) was shown on the exterior walls of MoMA) or recreating an Italian cityscape out of FedEx boxes, Aitken is always saying something both with and about modern technology and how it has shaped modern life.

At his upcoming exhibition at Regen Projects, the four projection video installation “Migration” will make its west coast debut. The film shows migratory animals as they move through deserted human structures, hinting at what life would be like if people were instantly eradicated and animals were left to make sense of what we left behind.

Doug Aitken at Regen Projects, September 12 – October 17, 2009