SEATTLE ART MUSEUM UNVEILS ‘MIRROR’ BY DOUG AITKEN

Mirror

A permanent art installation for the façade of the Seattle Art Museum that will become a new landmark in downtown Seattle

MIRROR is an urban earthwork, a downtown museum that changes in real time in response to the movements and life around it. Like a living kaleidoscope, it will be a dynamic representation of the constantly changing environments that make up Seattle and the Northwest. Hundreds of hours of footage, surfaces, locations and landscapes reduced to their essence will create a living museum exterior. This mapping of the landscape and the surroundings feeds into the building, which sequences it live. Weather information, pedestrian traffic, atmospheric conditions and more will be used to compose the moving images in unexpected ways. Like choreography with no music, the images are left to define the composition and patterns live, today, tomorrow and into the future.

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