Doug Aitken

Electric Earth

1 January 1999 – 31 December 1999

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo collaborates with the 48th Venice Biennale, curated by Harald Szeemann, by producing the work on display Electric Earth by Doug Aitken, which was awarded the International Price. The installation comprises eight video channels playing in labyrinthine, dreamlike space. This space reflects the plot of a film in which a young black man wanders aimlessly at night around a desert, disquieting city. The work blends references to music, dance and cinema, creating an immersive, fragmentary experience that mirrors contemporary subjectivity.