Doug Aitken’s Sleepwalkers Box
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
As limited-edition art objects go, Doug Aitken's Sleepwalkers box (documenting the "kaleidoscopic multimedia experience" of his 2007 public art installation at MoMA) has multiple angles of appreciation. Your avant dance crew will want it for the 12 inch picture disc of unreleased Broadcast and Aitken's own opera, and the CD has music by Tim Hecker and the like. Book lovers will have a 96 page diary of the making of the film. And there's the DVD featuring Tilda Swinton. It might be the most expensive DFA label release ($300) we know of, in collab with the Princeton Architectural Press this time.
The complete contents of the signed and numbered box is as follows: CD and limited vinyl picture disc; music supervised by Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records; original artwork by Doug Aitken on a full-color, two-sided poster; two flipbooks; video of the piece as installed at the MoMA in NYC on DVD; and a book filled with never-before-seen photographs, production stills, proces sketches, and writings.