Presented on a monumental circular screen, Doug Aitken’s (b. 1968) Song 1 is an all-encompassing video piece that leads viewers into a mesmerising cinematic space. The film positions well-known Hollywood actors against backdrops of urban landscapes and contemporary communities, using their rendition of the 1959 song I Only Have Eyes for You as accompanying audio.
The piece is on view at Copenhagen Contemporary until 30 December. Find out more here.
1. Doug Aitken. SONG 1. Installation shot, Copenhagen Contemporary 2018. Photo: Anders Sune Berg