Nice review of this work in Frieze the other day. Makes me think of the conversation we had in Video Art last week about the immersive Pipilloti Rist installation at MOMA in regard to its lush aesthetic qualities and the questions that prompted. The review of the Aitken work concludes with the suggestion that, "...the work offers a direct sensual aesthetic.
What finally saves it from the trap of postcard picturesque is the
previously alluded to sense of Ballardian hyperstition – the
post-apocalyptic possibility of a de-familiarized perception in each
innocent act of discovery."