Station to Station: Artist Transforms Train Into Experimental Cross-Country Studio | Underwire | Wired.com
If there’s one thing experimental artist Doug Aitken knows how to do, it’s make a scene. He rolls with famous friends, projects cinematic experiences onto whole blocks of Manhattan, and generally makes big ideas happen. And now, he’s taking his act on the road. Or, well, actually the rails.
Aitken’s Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour will travel to 10 different locations by rail on a train the artist himself designed that is intended to be a “kinetic sculpture [that will] act as a cultural studio,” according to an announcement released today. The artist will curate a site-specific event at each of the Station to Station stops thanks to contributions from the likes of experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger, artist Liz Glynn, and digital media artist Aaron Koblin. The tour will also feature music from Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dirty Projectors, Twin Shadow, and Dan Deacon. It’s also getting some food consulting love from from Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters.