August 2015

The Handmade Issue

With a limited edition cover by Aldo Bakker

'Altered Earth' installation by Doug Aitken

The multimedia artist captures a holographic view of the Camargue region of southern France

To create his latest series of video projections, Californian multimedia artist Doug Aitken visited the Camargue region of southern France, where he spent months capturing the reedy lagoons, splendid fauna and empty panoramas of a geography that's been settled since Roman times yet scarcely developed since. The snippets of life are being shown in an exhibition titled 'Altered Earth: Arles, city of moving images' at the Parc des Ateliers in historic Arles. In the park's hangar-like Grande Halle, Aitken's enormous cinematic screens create what he calls 'an almost holographic view of the physical landscape'. Watch the exhibition in action.

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