Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Doug Aitken: "Electric Earth"
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present Doug Aitken: "Electric Earth," the first survey to comprehensively examine the full breadth of the artist's work. The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Since the 1990s, Aitken has created new and deeper levels of viewer involvement in narrative and the moving image. To immerse the viewer in images and sounds, Aitken projects his films across multiple screens in architectural environments. Conceptualized around the notion of the broken screen, Aitken's films present nonlinear narratives built from fragmented and repetitive abstract images. These films place the viewer at the center of an immersive multisensory experience. In his work across mediums and disciplines, he maps psychological, social, informational, and physical landscapes, often using imagery of the American West. Aitken's art is informed by media saturation and the ubiquity of information technology, what Aitken describes as the "landscape of fragmentation."
The exhibition is organized by MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, with Wendy Stark Curatorial Fellow Anna Katz, and represents a full collaboration and dialogue with the artist and his studio.