The Sleepwalkers Box, 2012

New Media

Box set containing: a 100-page diary, two flipbooks, CD, DVD, picture disc and double-sided poster relating to the artist's seminal Sleepwalkers project.

12.50 x 12.50 in

31.8 x 31.8 cm

Edition of 1000

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

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12.50 x 12.50 in

31.8 x 31.8 cm

Edition of 1000


    About The Work

    During the past decade, Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken has created innovative video art by fracturing the narrative structures of his films across multi-screen environments. In the spring of 2007, Doug Aitken: Sleepwalkers premiered as a monumental outdoor video projection onto seven facades of the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan. The silent story, told with exquisite imagery, chronicles the lives of five characters as they move through New York City. Sleepwalkers features a diverse cast of actors, including Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton as an office worker, Donald Sutherland as a businessman, musician Chan Marshall (known by the stage name Cat Power) as a postal worker, New York City street drummer Ryan Donowho as a bike messenger, and musician and actor Seu Jorge as an electrician.

    The Sleepwalkers Box is Doug Aitken's groundbreaking multi-screen film reimagined as a tactile multimedia experience. In the spirit of multimedia editions of the past such as Andy Warhol's Index and the mid-sixties journal Aspen, The Sleepwalkers Box is designed to encourage audiences to create their own multisensory experiences as they explore a kaleidoscopic universe of printed images, motion pictures, and audio recordings drawn from Doug Aitken's groundbreaking 2007 Museum of Modern Art public film installation.

    The Sleepwalkers Box is a collaboration between Doug Aitken, Princeton Architectural Press, and DFA Records.

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    • This artist's box is a limited edition of 1000 copies. An authentication card signed by Doug Aitken indicating the edition number is included along with: A 23" x 36" double-sided poster with original artwork by Doug Aitken; A 12" vinyl picture disc contains unreleased tracks by Broadcast and a live recording of Doug Aitken's original opera the handle comes up, the hammer comes down; A 96-page visual diary of the making of the film including sketches, production photos, film stills, script fragments, and inspirational found images; Two flipbooks with motion sequences excerpted from the film and the film's projection of the MoMA facade; A triptych gatefold case contains a CD soundtrack that features the tracks on the picture disc plus tracks by Bibio, Ranphorynchus, Steve Roden, Tim Hecker, and Canyon Country; A DVD includes an edit of Sleepwalkers cut specifically for this box set and a street level walkthrough as installed at the MoMA in NYC

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