News: Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening at Barbican

Friday 27 March 2015 by Clare Evans

Station to Station - A 30 Day Happening. Olaf Breuning smoke performance, 2013. Photo by Brian Doyle

From Saturday 27 June to Sunday 26 July 2015, the Barbican stages the only international stop of Station to Station, American multi-media artist Doug Aitken’s experiment in spontaneous artistic creation.

Choreographers Siobhan Davies, Trajal Harrell, New Movement Collective with ScanLAB Projects, and Ann Van den Broek take over the Art Gallery for a week each, rehearsing and leading workshops.

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, will be a ‘living exhibition’, showcasing performances, works and residencies by over 100 artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film, including: Suicide, Terry Riley, Lawrence Weiner, Ed Ruscha, Mike Figgis, Pedro Reyes, Marcus Coates, Boredoms, Olaf Breuning, Tal R, Kenneth Anger, Urs Fischer, Liz Glynn, Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts, Albert Oehlen, Siobhan Davies, Trajal Harrell, Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank, Ann Van den Broek, LoneLady, Stephen Shore, Anri Sala, Martin Creed, Olafur Eliasson, Savages, Abäke and Fraser Muggeridge. The Barbican promises no two days will be the same, with more participating artists to be confirmed soon.

Encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration among artists from different backgrounds, the month-long event includes free access for audiences to all daytime activities, with special ticketed evening performances in the Art Gallery and Concert Hall.

More information: www.barbican.org.uk

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