The fourth screening from CAST Film Club features a film by the celebrated American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken. Station to Station is comprised of 62 one-minute films highlighting an exciting and eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, places and perspectives.
In the summer of 2013, a train designed as a kinetic light sculpture by artist Doug Aitken traveled from New York City to San Francisco over 24 days. Rolling into ten stations on the route, the train set in motion a series of happenings, each unique to its location and mix of creative participants.
The film includes profiles, intimate moments on the train, conversations, and performances at the happenings: Ed Ruscha describing the discoveries to be made in the great American landscape; Beck performing with a gospel choir in the Mojave desert; Jackson Browne reflecting on the influence of the railroad on his music, and many more.
Doug Aitken is an artist and filmmaker who explores every medium, from film and installations to architectural interventions. He has collaborated with numerous artists and musicians, and his work has been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Station to Station features: Sun Araw, Ariel Pink, Beck, Black Monks of Missisippi, Bloodbirds, Jackson Browne, Cat Power, Cold Cave, The Congos, The Conquerors, Dan Deacon, Thomas Demand, Destruction Unit, William Eggleston, Olafur Eliasson, Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Sasha Frere-Jones, Eleanor Friedberger, Liz Glynn, Cornbread Harris, Gary Indiana, Christian Jankowski, Aaron Koblin, Lucky Dragons, Mark Bradford, Giorgio Moroder, Thurston Moore, Ernesto Neto, No Age, Ed Ruscha, Savages, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Paolo Soleri, Stephen Shore, Suicide, THEESatisfaction, Lawrence Weiner, White Mystery and Yoshimo Trio.
CAST Café will serve food from 6.30pm, something hot and something sweet for £6.
CAST’s public programme for 2015/16 is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, using funds from the National Lottery.
CAST Film Club programme is curated by Kelly Taylor.