This Thursday (1 July) Ikon Eastside opens The Solo: A film by Andrew Cross featuring the music of Carl Palmer.
Andrew Cross’ film explores the relationship between music and space by focusing on a much-maligned musical form: the rock drum solo. The film is produced in collaboration with Carl Palmer, legendary rock star drummer of 1970s ‘supergroup’ Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who composed and performed a series of new drum solos especially for the artist.
Andrew Cross and Carl Palmer in Conversation
Thursday 1 July, 5pm
Andrew Cross and Carl Palmer discuss their partnership in developing this new work for Ikon Eastside within the context of broader issues including the locations and memories of rock music in 1970s Britain. Places are free but should be reserved by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708.
Thursday 1 July, 6-8pm
Help us celebrate the opening of this new exhibition at Ikon Eastside.
Launch: 2 July, 6–9pm
Exhibition continues 3 July–4 September, 2010
Join us at Eastside Projects next week for the launch of BOOK SHOW: an exhibition of artworks, objects and structures that address the physical form of the book. The starting point for the exhibition is Ulises Carrión’s provocative series of aphorisms ‘The New Art of Making Books’ (1975). Carrión was the founder of Other Books and So in Amsterdam, a gallery and bookstore that during its short life (1975 to 1979) became the first major centre for the flourishing international artist-led publishing scene.
Book Show includes works by the 2006 Turner Prize winner Simon Starling, John Latham, American artist Nina Katchadourian, Zurich-based artist Rollo Press and more, and is accompanied by ‘Book’, a new publication edited by James Langdon that will be launching at the gallery on 29 July.
14 Birmingham Based Artists present 20 peices of Work at Sauce Gallery at Custard Factory, Birmingham from 24th June
Following the news that the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival will be headlined by SWANS, Capsule are hugely excited to announce the second headlining act, GODFLESH. Acclaimed by many as founders of the industrial metal movement, Godflesh will be returning to their Birmingham roots to play the band’s first UK show in over 10 years. Tickets are now on sale!
Featuring band members Justin Broadrick (ex-Napalm Death and Head of David) and Benny Green (ex-Fall of Because), Godflesh will be bringing their crushing, apocalyptic sound back home to Birmingham in only their second show since they disbanded in 2002.
“We cannot even recall specifically the first Birmingham Godflesh show. Oddly, we think it was supporting Suicide in 1988, just after the release of our first Mini LP on Swordfish, the record label of Birmingham’s best record shop. So it’s only natural that the first Godflesh UK show in its original form in over 10 years, comes home to its birthplace, and for whom better than Supersonic, the organisation responsible for keeping Birmingham on the map with underground music, be it metal or otherwise. It is with great pleasure that Godflesh returns to its roots.” – Justin Broadrick, Godflesh
This rare and exceptional performance by GODFLESH forms part of a series of line up announcements for Supersonic 2010. Also confirmed are with many more exciting acts and artists to be revealed in the coming weeks and months.
Join us at The Lombard Method and Grand Union this Friday 11 June, 6-9pm for the opening of ‘Meanwhile in Manchester’.
Featuring artists from Rogue Studios, ‘Meanwhile in Manchester’ will be open until 20th June, Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm, at The Lombard Method and Grand Union. Admission is free and both venues will opening on Friday night.
Meanwhile in Manchester is open until 20th June, open Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm. Admission is free.
Work by Birmingham based artists is exhibited in ‘Meanwhile in Birmingham’ at Rogue Project Space, Manchester until Saturday 12 June, viewings by appointment.