Aitken’s interactive sculptural space is titled Green Lens and was commissioned by the Parisian fashion house for its first physical catwalk since the pandemic began. While doubling as a stage, the interactive installation will stay in situ on the Venetian island throughout July.
‘I think that one of the things the pandemic did to us as a society was to really force us to look at the present, or the future, where we’re going from here, and to question ourselves as individuals and as a society,’ Aitken told Dezeen.
‘I became very interested in the idea of an artwork really being a space for the present. A space for ideas for reflections, not looking at existing narratives but instead looking within oneself.’
Its decagonal shape is made from Alucobond – an aluminium composite fashioned into reflective sheets that amplify light and plant-filled views to kaleidoscopic effect.
Models dressed in billowing Victorian capes and ruffled blouses walked through the sculpture’s archways, flanked by their reflections.