American artist Doug Aitken explores the nature of freedom in a world dominated by technology in his Return to the Real exhibition, which is on show at London's Victoria Miro gallery.
Comprised of two installations, All Doors Open and Inside Out, Aitken's latest exhibition aims to explore our rapidly changing relationships, both to one another and to the world around us, in a connected world.
Sculptural figures are brought to life by colour-changing lights that pulsate in sync with choral soundscapes.
The artist wanted to create an exhibition that was alive and continuously in flux. For him, this stands as "a portrait of the present", or the "near future".
Image: Doug Aitken, All doors open, 2019 (detail)
Acrylic, LED, wood
94.6 x 304.8 x 213.4 cm 37 1/4 x 120 x 84 in
© Doug Aitken
Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Victoria Miro, London/Venice; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles