Previously at the ICA - Films
26 Jun 2015 – 5 Jul 2015
Please note that Station to Station contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Sending a burning arrow into the stunting effect that the compartmentalization of culture has on how creativity is manifested, visual artist Doug Aitken embarked on an experiment exploring a less materialistic and more nomadic direction of art creation, exhibition and participation. Station to Station involved a train that crossed North America, housing a constantly changing creative community including artists, musicians, and curators, who collaborated in the creation of recordings, artworks, films and 10 unique happenings across the country.
A high-speed road trip through modern ideas, the formally innovative film Station to Station is composed of 61 individual one-minute films that feature profiles shot before, during, and after the trip, and capture indelible moments of the journey such as Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert. Station to Station is a kaleidoscope of experience and artistic production, as much as it is a story of our evolving creative culture.
Station to Station, dir. Doug Aitken, USA 2014, 71 mins.