STS – Nomadic Light Sculpture

Title of ArtworkSTS – Nomadic Light Sculpture
Year of Origin2013
    GPS and music-driven visualization software drives an LED display
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Hardware and Software development by AV&C and media programming by Vincent Houzé
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work
2013YoutubeFor Station to Station the artist Doug Aitken turned a train into a kinetic light sculpture, broadcasting unique content and experiences while passing through the landscape.Link
2013LinksNewspaper article: Doug Aitken’s Train of FlameLink

Nomadic Light Scuplture

In the project Station to Station artists from many different disciplines came together in a trip across the States, each one on their own exploration to define creativity today. Over the course of three weeks in September 2013, a train traveled from New York City to San Francisco, making nine stops at train stations across the country.

Dough Aitken created the Nomadic Light Sculpture, making the Station to Station train a generative light sculpture that responds to the world around it. The light changes depending to the temperature, the light, the speed of the train and the landscape around it.


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