Strangeness On A Train: Doug Aitken Travels Across America

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All aboard! Artist Doug Aitken and a merry crew of musicians, artists and film-makers travel by train across America creating events and ‘happenings’

Over three weeks in September, artist Doug Aitken is travelling across America on a train, on a public art project whose name is a nod to David Bowie, “Station to Station will connect leading figures and underground creators from the worlds of art, music, food, literature” creating unique work along the way.

Sponsored by Levi’s, the journey and the accompanying website is designed to raise money to support non-traditional art programs at museums across America.

The lively site documents the journey, lists events and captures the idea of the fleeting moment of thought, expressed with quotations, from photographers such as Stephen Shore

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And travelog photos that remind us of the freedom of being on the move, evoking a freedom of mind and spirit.

 

The Station to Station LED display..Alayna Van Dervort courtesy of LUMA Foundation

The Station to Station LED display. Photographer Alayna Van Dervort courtesy of LUMA Foundation

The recording car aboard the Station to Station train. Photographer Mara McKevitt

The recording car aboard the Station to Station train. Photographer Mara McKevitt

The whip cracker gets serious at the Pittsburgh Happening. Photographer Brian Doyle

The whip cracker gets serious at the Pittsburgh Happening. Photographer Brian Doyle

Olafur Eliasson’s drawing machine. Photograph Alayna Van Dervort courtesy of LUMA Foundation

Olafur Eliasson’s drawing machine. Photograph Alayna Van Dervort courtesy of LUMA Foundation

Yurts on display at the NYC Happening of Station to Station, an artist-driven public art project made possible by the Levi’s® brand. ©Station to Station, Doug Aitken, 2013. Photo by Ye Rin Mok

Yurts on display at the NYC Happening of Station to Station, an artist-driven public art project made possible by the Levi’s® brand. ©Station to Station, Doug Aitken, 2013. Photo by Ye Rin Mok

 

Tonight Illinois and Thursday in Minnesota. To follow the journey and donate and support public art projects  click here

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