It’s no surprise, when it should be, that multimedia artist Doug Aitken and Chloe Sevigny’s first collaboration would be held in a former slaughterhouse. Black Mirror, a video project that explores the fragmentation of today’s communication—the perfect example of which can be seen when we post this on our Twitter. It’s part of Deste Foundation’s yearly site-specific exhibition programming, commissioned to a different artist each year.
With the participation of the Greek isle of Hydra, Aitken’s video and performance installation—featuring Sevigny, gospel singers, strippers and the L.A. band No Age—is held on a flat-bottomed boat moored outside the slaughterhouse. Sevigny and others will perform the narrative of the videos that will be projected on three sides of the floating platform, while the slaughterhouse contains a “black mirrored kaleidoscope” with films of traveling spaces like airport terminals, hotel rooms and car parks reflected infinitely. We’re dizzy already.
Live performances June 16 – 20. Exhibition is open June 20 – September 25.