Don’t Forget to Breathe by Doug Aitken
Don't Forget to Breathe, a new installation by Doug Aitken, meditates on the rapid changing face of technology framed within a relic of our modern past. Set in a desolate storefront, it presents a possibility that a chapter of capitalism has completed its life cycle and we are entering the next era where the screen world mirrors the physical one.
The three isolated figures rest on a raw wooden floor surrounded by the empty former store on Santa Monica Blvd. The artwork explores a landscape of transformation, the shift of the material to the dematerial. As light, color and abstract images synchronize through the three bodies, they create a continuously changing juxtaposition between isolation and absolute connectivity. Echoing through the space is an original audio composition of layered vocals that moves in sync with the light choreography.