Baumgartner has an eye for the unexpected and the nuances of movement and change in the contemporary environment.

Ladywood in Birmingham is characterized by a canal system used for transport by small factories and companies in the past. The woodcut diptych depicts a ripple in the reflection of a railway bridge in the canal just a few seconds after a boat has passed by. The video shows the quiet appearance of the canal interrupted by the sound of three moving objects – bicycle, boat and train. Birmingham and Walsall art galleries are working together to build up a collection exploring the metropolis and urban environment under the Art Fund International scheme. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.


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