Doug Aitken: Station to Station – A Nomadic Happening

Various locations throughout the United States
September 6 – September 28, 2013

Production | Acquisition Grant

Station to Station (Volume), 2013, Edition 7 of 10, was gifted to  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through the support of VIA Art Fund.

A modern cultural collision moving across the U.S. landscape, Station to Station, organized by artist Doug Aitken, was a three-week train ride from New York to California that connected leading figures and underground creators from the worlds of art, music, food, literature, and film.

Over 24 days, Station to Station traveled 4,000 miles by train from the Atlantic to the Pacific and staged a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings at each of its 10 stops. The train, designed as a moving, kinetic light sculpture, broadcasted unique content and experiences to a global audience. Station to Station, the feature film, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2015.

To learn more, visit Station to Station.

Images: Doug Aitken, Nomadic Light Sculpture, Photo: Alayna Van Dervort. Olaf Breuning, smoke performance at the New York Happening – Doug Aitken, Station to Station, 2013, Photo: Ye Rin Mok. Station to Station train, Photo: Mara McKevitt. The crowd at the Station to Station Oakland happening, Photo: Alayna Van Dervort. Eleanor Friedberger and Tim Koh perform inside Urs Fischer’s nomadic installation as part of Station to Station, 2013, Photo: Mara McKevitt. Station to Station, New York happening, Photo: Brian Doyle.