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Mirage: Doug Aitken’s Mirrored House Creates a Kaleidoscopic View of the Surrounding Swiss Mountains

February 10, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…theme is “Frequencies.” In response, Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken (previously) installed a house-shaped structure made almost entirely of mirrored surfaces that reflect the mountains, skies, and trees. Aptly named Mirage Gstaad after the region and its optical effect, the ranch-style structure echoes the snow-covered landscape while also disappearing into the surrounding environment. The structure’s angled walls and ceil…

 

 



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Billboards That Advertise the Surrounding California Landscape by Jennifer Bolande

March 3, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

…y advertising. By placing images of the environment beside the roadway Bolande hopes to point passersby back to the landscape itself. The piece is part of the exhibition Desert X which also features Doug Aitken’s mirror-covered house. The exhibition runs through April 30, 2017, and you can see a full schedule of tours and events on their website. (via Designboom)…

 

 



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Mirage: A Suburban American House Retrofitted with Mirrors Reflects the Mountainous California Desert

February 28, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…installation by Doug Aitken in Palm Springs, CA, part of Desert X #mirage #dougaitken #palmsprings #art #installation #house #americanhouse #mirror #disappear #illusion #nature #desert #sanjacinto #reflection #california #cali #ca #desertx #ranch #ranchhouse #suburban #suburbanarchitecture #coachella A post shared by George K. 🇺🇸🌈♉ (@gjk.ig) on Feb 27, 2017 at 9:24pm PST #DesertX A post shared by CID (@cidvish) on Fe…