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Station to Station: A film by Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken, Station to Station, 2013
When

Saturday 30 October from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Saturday 30 October from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Friday 12 November from 6pm to 7pm Friday 12 November from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 26 November from 6pm to 7pm Friday 26 November from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 3 December from 6pm to 7pm Friday 3 December from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 10 December from 6pm to 7pm Friday 10 December from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 21 January 2022 from 6pm to 7pm Friday 21 January 2022 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Friday 28 January 2022 from 6pm to 7pm Friday 28 January 2022 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Prepare for a high-speed train trip across the United States with artist Doug Aitken's Station to Station.

This feature film documents a series of awe-inspiring happenings and moments of spontaneous creativity during a 6500 km train ride across the country, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A rotating cast of artists, musicians and performers join Aitken along the way - including Beck, Mark Bradford, Jackson Browne, Thomas Demand, William Eggleston, Olafur Eliasson, Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Thurston Moore, Ernesto Neto, Cat Power, Ed Ruscha, Savages, Stephen Shore, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, The Black Monks of Mississippi, and many more.

About the film

Station to Station (2013) is a kinetic or moving light sculpture in the form of a train that travelled across North America, from New York City to San Francisco, in September 2013. It made ten stops along the way for a series of site-specific happenings in New York, Pittsburgh, St Paul, Chicago, Kansas City, Lamy New Mexico, Winslow Arizona, Barstow, Los Angeles and Oakland.

62 one-minute films make up the resulting feature film. It takes viewers on a journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific, capturing dynamic moments, exchanges and performances by an ever-changing creative community encompassing art, music, food, literature and film.

This film screening is presented alongside the Sydney International Art Series exhibition Doug Aitken: New Era.

  • Duration: 71 minutes

  • Year: 2015

  • Rating: TV-G

  • Director: Doug Aitken

  • Producers: Chris Totushek, Alex Waite

Tickets

This event is free. Due to limited capacity we encourage you to book in advance to reserve your seat.

Covid-safe information

The health and safety of visitors and staff is our main priority at the MCA. We are following government guidelines with regard to COVID-19 to ensure our visitors and staff are safe at all times. Attendance for this event is currently limited to 75% of certified venue capacity. Please read our visitor safety information here.

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