Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Trains Ghost Past New Artwork

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Trains Ghost Past New Artwork

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PASSENGERS at Sunderland Metro Station will never feel lonely again when a new artwork is installed next year. The as-yet untitled work, created by one of Europe's leading artists, will use a light installation to create the illusion of a continuous flow of ghost-like travellers arriving, waiting and moving about the station, before departing with each passing train.

The work is the creation of the London-based Jason Bruges Studio, which has recently won a commission to create major installations for the London 2012 Olympics. The Wearside work, which makes up part of the pounds 7m project to refurbish Sunderland Metro Station, will incorporate a 140-metre wall of shifting low-energy lights to run the length of the platforms.

It will be made up of a screen of glass bricks running along platforms three and four, replacing the plain breeze block wall which currently stands there. The wall hides a long-disused platform at the station, originally opened in 1879 but now hidden from public view. …

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