Leipzig based artist Anna Schimkat spent time in Longbridge, whilst being in residence with Grand Union gallery and studios (GU) in Digbeth throughout September and October. During this period the artist developed new work for Longbridge Light Festival 2014, meeting local people and exploring Birmingham’s cultural offering and art community.
Anna has spent her time observing the daily activity at Longbridge Train Station, becoming particularly focused on the rhythm of people moving through it. Her preoccupation with the experience and sensation of space has lead her to create two site-specific sound works that capture the patterns of transient occupation that are so familiar in suburban train stations. She experimented with recording noise at the Train Station to create interactive soundscapes that were heard throughout the station on the night of the festival.