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'Chiltern Art Collaboration' timetable commission

Date uploaded: May 5, 2015

Chiltern Railways has partnered with a leading British artist, Samara Scott and art organisation, Eastside Projects, to commission a series of contemporary artworks to feature on their new timetable.

The timetable features work by Samara Scott, one of the rising stars of a new generation of British artists, who uses innovative processes and tools to capture and distort live images through moving windows, magazines and iPads.

The work, entitled ‘Still Life’, is a collection of images that have emerged from Scott’s research into the fractured landscape we experience as we travel. They celebrate and capture a sensual imagining of weather and screens, two very British occupations!  Each pocket timetable contains a droplet of landscape with warped reflections through glass of sky, strip lights and phone screens.  Scott explains: “I just want them to look really bright, pop, concentrated, sharp, tangy...’

The artwork will also be displayed at Birmingham Moor Street, reinforcing how stations can be used as inspirational spaces to showcase art.

Rob Brighouse, Managing Director at Chiltern Railways said: “Art can play an important and inspirational part in everyone’s lives and has the potential to enrich our passengers’ engagement with our stations.  Samara’s work is fresh and engaging and we hope our customers like it too. This the latest in a series of artistic collaborations, showcasing  how art has the power to make everyday items and spaces more memorable and interesting.”

Gavin Wade, Director of Eastside Projects added: “This third commission with Chiltern Railways is a very ambitious artwork that introduces a broad public to a different way of making art. Samara’s live sculptural handling of digital imagery is refreshingly new.”

As part of the Chiltern Art Collaboration, the train operator has also worked with artists Bill Drummond, Gunilla Klingberg and most recently, Heather and Ivan Morison.

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