Doug Aitken: Mirage Detroit (Rendering), 2018 Courtesy of the artist and Library Street Collective. Photo by Doug Aitken Workshop.
Defined as an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, a mirage often looks like something real, like a sheet of water across a hot road.
In the case of revered contemporary artist Doug Aitken
, a mirage is a vessel for conversation. Mirage Detroit is a sculpture constructed inside downtown’s long-abandoned former State Savings Bank. The immersive installation, in the form of a suburban American home made out of mirrors
, will reflect the space that encases it and the unique interior it creates. The installation will also feature lighting by Andi Watson — known for his stage work with Radiohead
, as well as the interior of Detroit’s Deluxx Fluxx. Jónsi of Sigur Rós
will also perform.
The Mirage Detroit by Doug Aitken event begins 8 p.m.-11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the former State Savings Bank; 151 Fort St., Detroit; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; General admission is free, RSVP required, sensible footwear requested.
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