“I really like the idea of banality and repetition being used to generate the image,
which are simple and unobstructed and not captivated by composition.”

Doug Aitken

In conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the Modern’s EDU department has gathered image, text, video, sound and interactive content to compile into a multimedia PDF hinging on the conceptualization of the American Frontier and its transience into the 21st century.

Selected work has been curated into a nonnarrative format referencing Aitken’s creation and disruption of narratives through editing and content.


(Can be viewed in Google Chrome, but ideally with Acrobat Reader DC)


Kalee Appleton
Art Tooth
Summer Aquino
Andrew Birk
Tim Best
Brad Brace
Dave Butler
Alejandro Carrillo
Joanne Cervantes
Gary Cannone
Erika Duque
Everardo, Elias, y El Viejito con Arpa 
Connor Frew
Adam Fung
Rueben Gonzales
Scott Grant
Irene Grazi
Timothy Harding
Jane Helslander
Kirsten Hixson
Alex Kang
Lindsey Larsen
Casey Leone
Ty Matthews
Nic Mathis
Michael Mazurek
Ashley Milow
Christopher Mosley
Ellen Mueller
Shelby Orr
Matthew Rowe
Madison Samas
William Sarradet
Caroline Senyszyn
Celia G Shaheen
Lola Skjolsvik
Adam Socki
Carolyn Sortor
Alison Starr
James Talambas
Laura Theobald
Audrey Travis
Zac Travis
James Vickers 
Rachel Weaver
Joachim West
Bryan Wheeler
Brandon Zech

For inquiries, please send emails to jbarnett@themodern.org with ELECTRIC PDF in the subject line.