You might recognized that it was the 3rd time for me this year going to the United States. This time I got invited by Levis to document the Station To Station Art project for iGNANT. For this happening the brand collaborated with artist Doug Aitken and sent a train from New York to Oakland / San Francisco. We had the chance to take part at the KickOff event in Brooklyn and travel over to Pittsburgh to join the first stop of the train.
The train itself was amazing and the same train Frank Sinatra used to travel through the States for his concerts. It was fitted with different wagons like a fully equipped music studio, production area, lounge and so on. Artists like Ariel Pink, Chloe Sevigny, Urs Fischer or Olafur Eliasson had the chance to travel with the train and present their work on the evening stops. It was amazing to hang out there and you nearly could feel the late summer wind breeze and the dust of the american main land while traveling.
In front of the station in Pittsburgh they build up old yurt tents where you could find different installations like the mirror tent of Urs Fischer (watch out for a short Photoshooting I did there with Tobias of Bonaparte). At night we saw live shows of Ariel Pink and the haunted Graffitis, Suicide and many more.
This is Jakob of german fashion Blog Dandy Diary.
Check Check. Chloe Sevigny and the Bassist of Ariel Pink.
One of my most fav. shots of the trip. Tobias of Bonaparte in the yurt tent of Urs Fischer.
Thanks Levis and Christian for the nice time and make sure to follow Station To Station over at their website. I’m excited about the output of the train until it arrives in San Francisco next week.