Station to Station

Provocative mulitmedia artist Doug Aitken’s STATION TO STATION is high-speed road trip through modern creativity made-up of 62 one-minute films. In the summer of 2013, his nomadic “happening” crossed North America by train from East to West over 24 days. The train set in motion a series of events, each unique to its location and mix of creative participants. The film includes profiles, moments on the train, conversations, and performances at different locations that range from artist Ed Ruscha describing the discoveries to be made in the great American landscape to Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert. In between, a kaleidoscope of experience and artistic productions that involve dozens, including Jackson Browne, Cat Power, Patti Smith, William Eggleston, Dan Deacon, Mavis Staples, Thurston Moore and Savages, Giorgio Moroder, along with flamenco dancers, marching bands, and the kinetic drawing machine of artist Olafur Eliasson.

Appears in: On Art and Artists

Genres: Documentary, Experimental