Watch a preview clip of Doug Aitken's big upcoming MOCA show

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Brittany Martin

Blockbuster artist Doug Aitken is returning to his Southern California home to stage his first North American survey exhibition at MOCA, and a new video clip from one of the works has just been released. 

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth is built around large-scale installations of videos like the one this clip comes from and chronicles the artist’s interest in urban life, the natural world and how those things interact in modern human civilization. 

In addition to the video pieces that fans will know to expect, this retrospective also features some sculptures and works on paper by the artist, which have been shown less often. Look forward to a selection of prints, design work, drawings, collages, altered furniture pieces and conceptual installations all revolving around a sense of post-industrial decay.

To celebrate the exhibition, MOCA will be staging a member preview party on Friday, September 9—so if you’re one of the many Angelenos who took MOCA up on the free membership deal last fall when the Broad opened, this might be your last chance to make the most out of that status before your year expires. 

To view the MOCA-exclusive clip, visit their website, or watch the very similar preview video from the piece’s installation last year at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt below. Can't wait until September for some new art? Check out our list of the best August openings

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth opens at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on September 10, 2016 and runs until January 15, 2017. Admission is $12, $6 for students and seniors; Thursdays from 5 to 8pm are free. 

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