Doug Aitken Workshop

Doug Aitken Workshop

Venice, CA


The Garden

The Garden is a living artwork that embraces the dichotomy between the natural environment and a synthetic man-made experience. Set inside a dark warehouse space the viewer walks in side, eyes adjusting to become aware of a thick lush jungle growing under artificial grow lights. Walking closer, the viewer enters a large rectangular glass cube. Inside the glass room is a man-made environment replete with generic elements of modern life: tables and chairs, a cabinet, a sterile tableau set under bright raking lights.

In The Garden, the visitor both experiences the artwork from the outside while simultaneously becoming the subject once inside the chamber. One at a time the viewer can enter this perfect sterile room and has the freedom to destroy absolutely everything inside the space.

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Status: Built
Location: Aarhus, DK