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'Station to Station' train at the end of the line but fired with purpose
'Station to Station' train at the end of the line but fired with purpose

Artist Doug Aitken, back home in Venice after three weeks crossing the country by train with the artists and musicians who joined his "Station to Station" traveling art exhibition, has yet to lose his sense of movement. "It's weird," he said. "I looked out the window and — we're not in motion! But everything around me seems filled with electricity and newness." That's one effect Aitken was hoping for when he started "Station to Station," a series of what he called "nomadic happenings" connected by rail. In early September, a core of fellow travelers set off with Aitken on nine vintage train cars that included a recording studio and a content car for editing video and updating the...

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