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Many of the collaborations taking place during the time on board the train for Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" are of a musical type, Ariel Pink and Thurston Moore jamming on a tune for instance. But Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is using the lanscape itself in his art. He's installed a kinetic drawing machine on the train, which consists of a suspended tray lined with paper and an inked ball, documenting the topography the travelers pass over from New York to California. According to designboom, Eliasson hopes to end the trip with approximately 20 drawings, which he'll complete when he returns home to Berlin.

Check out a video of the machine installed on a train in Germany, and a few images of the work below.