What is the source of a creative idea? Where does it start and how is it realised? These two questions from the basis of Doug Aitken’s new work The Source, which opens this week in Liverpool’s Albert Dock.
Aitken has asked a number of creative people of all ages and backgrounds, working across different art forms to consider these questions, including David Adjaye, Devendra Banhart, Beck, Thomas Demand, Liz Diller, William Eggleston, Jacques Herzog, Mike Kelley, Lucky Dragons, Jack Pierson, Stephen Shore, Tilda Swinton and Jack White.
This project is about the roots of creativity. Many of the people in this project are working in very diverse mediums and it’s that common thread that I’m interested in. The project is very much about the empowerment of the viewer. I want the installation at Tate Liverpool to be a destination: a place that one can go to and walk into this field of ideas.
So inspired by this, this week we ask: what is the source of your creative ideas?
To spark you off, you can see a little of what some of the participants discussed with Aitken in this video, and you can see Sky Arts Ignition: Doug Aitken – The Source as a part of the 2012 Liverpool Biennial at the Albert Dock in Liverpool from 15 September
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