Station to Station
by Doug Aitken, USA 2014, 71'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Doug Aitken Corey Walter   PRODUCER: Chris Totushek, Alex Waite
EDITING: Austin Meredith   LANGUAGE: English 
SOUND: Jon Huck Austin Meredith    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at the 6th edition of Notti di Mezza Estate, 2015

This first feature film by American artist Doug Aitken, Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999. The film follows a 4,000 mile journey, from New York to San Francisco, on a train designed as a "kinetic light sculpture". 62 portraits, 1 minute each, recount the travel experience of a creative community, with happenings, impromptu concerts and site-specific interventions along the way. Friends and colleagues, including artists Lawrence Weiner, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Christian Jankowski, Ed Ruscha; musicians No Age, Giorgio Moroder, Patti Smith, and Beck, to name a few. The film explores the infinite languages of contemporary creativity, and the very meaning of making art. Station to Station is a live project in continuous evolution that explores the various forms of creativity. From June 27 to July 26 the project will take the stage at the Barbican Centre in London, where happenings will happen for 30 consecutive days. The film Station to Station is distributed in Italy by Wanted and the art Screen Film Festival. 

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