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doug aitken put a mirage on a snowy mountain landscape

doug aitken is letting a place speak for him. this semi-permanent structure bends the landscape it’s named after. unveiled this coming weekend, february 1 – 3 2019, ELEVATION 1049: frequencies will show off contemporary art, performances, and one ‘mirage gstaad,’ by the guy who brought us underwater pavilions.

doug aitken’s response to this year’s theme — frequencies — cuts and divides and bends light waves. every single surface is clad in mirrors apart from the floor. the exterior sometimes disappears.

the interior is a kaleidoscope you can walk through that reflects a landscape TIME magazine dubbed ‘the place,’ 60 years ago. is gstaad still the place? for this mirage, it is. two years for a reflective empty box to sit wouldn’t work or be very special just anywhere, but in gstaad, for elevation1049 , waves of light create beautiful scenes every day. for two years, they can have fun bouncing off doug aitken’s mirage.

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