Welcome to LiLe, the concert series for experimental music of LeipziXP e.V..
9 international artists* based in Germany, France or Spain and 8 musicians* from the local Leipzig scene present a broad horizon of musical styles. Improvisation and composition are brought back into play and this year there is a special focus on electroacoustic music.
We are looking forward to your visit!
After an apprenticeship as a wood sculptor at the Fachschule für das Holz- und Ivbeinverarbeitende Handwerk, Michelstadt i. Odw., Anna Schimkat studied fine arts at the Bauhaus University in Weimar until 2004. In 2011, she completed her master's degree at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in the class for sculpture and architecture-related media in Dresden.
Schimkat has lived in Leipzig since 2006. As a visual artist, Anna Schimkat develops her works on the border between sculpture and sound. Whether as performance or installation, viewed in the respective context, she investigates the processes, causes and regularities of natural, social and culturally created reality. The question of how we make experiences in the first place, and how we sharpen our consciousness for these experiences, is one that she poses to herself in her works, but also to the viewer. In particular, she is interested in the conscious perception of sound spaces, which she works on in a multidisciplinary approach. The found sound of things and surroundings is inspiration and basis. It is her material from which she playfully explores and follows the respective concept, filtering out the sound, whirring, noise, clacking, plugging, crashing, humming - the specific sound, the specific form.
In addition to works in public spaces, her works and performances have been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including La Station Vastemonde (St. Brieuc, France), Galerie Eigen+Art (Berlin), Galerie 3 Ringe (Leipzig), Goethe-Institut (Damascus, Syria), Kunstraum Michael Barthel (Leipzig), 24 Gauche Serie (Montreal, Canada), RumpstiPumsti (Music) (Berlin), Springhouse (Dresden), ausland (Berlin), Longbridge Light Festival (Birmingham, Great Britain), Festival of Experimental Music (Munich), at the Vadehavsfestival (Blavandshuk, Denmark), at Kunstverein Tiergarten (Berlin), Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Leipzig) or Kunstraum BB15 (Linz).