Doug Aitken created an incredible mirrored house in an old bank, in the city of Detroit, which is an incredibly original idea. Inside the historic former state savings bank, there’s a mirrored installation with a immersive labyrinth inside. Today, Wall Mirrors unveils the special features behind this incredible installation.
Doug Aitken gave a new meaning to the old state savings bank in downtown Detroit, with an incredible mirror installation within. Officially open in October 2018, this sits on a mirrored house that is completely immersive with its exterior mirrored façade and a interior labyrinth. This eccentric labyrinth features amazing rooms and halls, that are absolutely amazing and provide with a sensorial experience.
This project assumes the shape of a metaphorical American suburban house, on a terrain of river rocks, located at this old bank in Detroit from the 1900’s. Mirage Detroit is the name of this incredible installation that sits on the concept of a kaleidoscope. There are incredible elements displayed such as architectural details, marble flooring and earth and stone surfaces. These elements were crucial for the development of this incredible exhibition that demonstrates a lot of work and talent to execute it perfectly.
Doug Aitken also has the purpose of creating a mutant landscape, combining the organic with the inorganic. This installation structure it’s only responsive to the environment, where the absence of doors and windows perfectly combine with the landscape inserted on this old bank.
The very own building is deprived of natural light due to the darken windows in the old bank, that are perfectly balanced with the white light provided by the mirrored house, which is a lighting design by Andi Watson.
During this Mirage Detroit Installation, there were many cultural events, educational programs, musical performances that gave this space a large amount of life. Once again, this is an incredible art installation, that is presented through a beautiful mirrored house, a creation from the talented Doug Aitken.
Photos by Conner Macphee
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