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Moritz Küng Book Talk 3 at Eastside Projects

2010.08.13 | 0 comments
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Moritz Küng Book Talk 3 at Eastside Projects

Moritz Küng Book Talk 3 at Eastside Projects

Thursday 19 August, 6.30–8pm

Free to Extra Special People Members, £3 to Non-Members

Eastside Projects presents a talk from curator Moritz Küng in the third of a series of book talks. In the spirit of ‘Curating the Library’ (founded by Küng at deSingel in 2003) Küng has been invited to select publications to become part of the Eastside Projects Library. His selections have been on display at Eastside Projects throughout ‘Book Show’, and on Thursday Küng will discuss how each title informs his practice.

Moritz Küng (b. 1961, Switzerland), is director of the new center for contemporary art ‘El Canodrom / La Capella’ in Barcelona, opening in 2011. He conceived Curating the Library in 2003 at deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp. Küng headed the exhibitions programme at deSingel from 2003–10, curating solo exhibitions of, among others, the architects Abalos & Herreros, SANAA and Christian Kerez, and the artists Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Heimo Zobernig. Küng lives and works in Barcelona.

‘Book Show’ continues at Eastside Projects until 4 September, 2010
Open Thursday 12–6.30pm, Friday to Saturday 12–5pm

‘Book’ now available to buy online

Eastside Projects
86 Heath Mill Lane
Digbeth
Birmingham B9 4AR
0121-771-1778 / www.eastsideprojects.org

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Capsule zine no.5

2010.08.12 | 0 comments
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Open publication – Free publishingMore bands

Welcome to Capsule zine no. 5, this edition has been designed by our brand new intern Tom J Hughes, a mighty fine illustrator who has done us proud. As ever you’ll find some info about all things Capsule, as well as Supersonic Festival news and how it feels to be a quiz show champion. We’ve got some great pieces from local illustrators and a spot of colouring in too plus another great cake recipe. Enjoy!

We’re always looking for submissions, so feel free to get in touch via admin[at]capsule.org.uk with your articles, rants and doodles.


Talk at VIVID this Saturday, 2pm

2010.08.11 | 0 comments
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Join VIVID  this Saturday (14th August) at 2pm when local historian Chris Upton and Birmingham-based writer and winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2007, Catherine O’Flynn, make a personal response to Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry‘s video installation Inbindable Volume.

Filmed in Birmingham’s iconic Central Library Inbindable Volume is an ambitious new multi-screen video installation exploring the journey between conception and materialization – both in architecture and books – and what becomes of ideologies after they have been realised in material form.

Inbindable Volume launches the first tour of new work by Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Birmingham Cultural Partnership and The Henry Moore Foundation, this touring exhibition is produced by VIVID and developed in collaboration with Danielle Arnaud and ArtSway.

Following the residency and exhibition at VIVID, from 29 July – 21 August 2010, Inbindable Volume and additional new works, commissioned with our touring partners, will tour to Danielle Arnaud, London (17 September to 24 October 2010), Citric Gallery, Brescia, Italy (19 March to 30 April 2011) and ArtSway, Hampshire (Summer 2011).

VIVID | 140 Heath Mill Lane | Birmingham | B9 4AR | T: 0121 766 7876 | E: info@vivid.org.uk  http://www.vivid.org.uk | VIVID is open Thu-Sat, 12-5pm | admission is FREE.


New additions to Supersonic Festival

2010.08.10 | 0 comments
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DAY TICKETS RELEASED FOR
SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL 2010

FINAL ACTS ADDED TO LINE-UP

KING MIDAS SOUND / ZENI GEVA / CLOAKS (exclusive solo DJ set) /
FACTORY FLOOR / NISENNENMONDAI / MUGSTAR /  DEVILMAN / PETER BRODERICK PIERRE BASTIEN + MALE INSTRUMENTY / FUKPIG  / LASH FRENZY vs KK NULL /
KHYAM ALLAMI AND MASTER MUSICIANS OF UKKAKE PRESENT: BOSPHOREAN  / MONARCH/ DEAD FADER / STINKY WIZZLETEAT

Joining confirmed acts including:
NAPALM DEATH / GODFLESH / SWANS
HALLOGALLO – Michael Rother + Friends present the music of NEU!

PEOPLE LIKE US / DEMONS (W/SICK LLAMA) / OvO / PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES / DOSH / TWEAK BIRD / DRUMCORPS / CAVE / PCM / JAILBREAK FEAT. CHRIS CORSANO + HEATHER LEIGH / MELT BANANA / JAMES BLACKSHAW / LICHENS / BONG / GNOD / VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS / NECRO DEATHMORT / GNAW / EAGLE TWIN / BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI

Tickets on sale now from:
www.theticketsellers.co.uk
www.seetickets.com

Friday: £20, Sat/Sun: £35, Weekend: £75

Following the news that the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival will be headlined by NAPALM DEATH, SWANS, GODFLESH and HALLOGALLO, Capsule are pleased to announce that a limited number of individual day tickets are now on sale, priced £20 (Friday) and £35 (Saturday/Sunday), with weekend tickets on sale at £75.

Friday night will be headlined by Birmingham extreme metallers Napalm Death, Saturday by Godflesh, for their first UK appearance in over 10 years, and Sunday by two equally unmissable acts, Swans and Hallogallo 2010 – Michael Rother + friends play the music of NEU!

Supersonic are also excited to reveal the final round of incredible artists who will be appearing at this year’s festival. From Doom to dun step and folk, Supersonic 2010 is set to cement the festival’s reputation as one of the most original and eclectic music festivals in the UK.

Regarded as pioneers of experimental music by the likes of Sonic Youth and Merzbow, KK Null’s incredible collective Zeni Geva will be bringing their prog-hardcore to the Supersonic stage, and KK will also be appearing alongside Birmingham sound artist, Lash Frenzy, in a truly unmissable performance. Also confirmed, Kevin Martin, creator of experimental dancehall project The Bug, with his incredible, critically acclaimed new project, King Midas Sound.

Aggressive, noisy and hailed by many as the successor to Napalm Death, Fukpig will be playing their new breed of Birmingham grindcore, along with heavy, heavy dub from Devilman aka DJ Scotch Egg and Dokkebi Q. Also confirmed, Monarch, with the demonic, throat-shredding shrieks of Emilie, whose petite appearance belies one of the harshest throats in the underground Doom spectrum.
Following a knock-out 2009 performance, Nisennenmondai return, bringing their driving rhythm section and metallic guitar sound, along with Mugstar, who will be playing their unique underground mix of psychedelia and krautrock.  Also confirmed, the most exciting new band to come out of London, Factory Floor, who will also be putting in one of their legendary brutal, live performances, and there will be an unmissable Cloaks DJ set from Steve Cloaks, who will be playing strictly Cloaks material only, in an exclusive performance for Supersonic 2010. There will also be heaviness, good times and volume a-plenty from Birmingham’s very own Stinky Weezleteet and distorto-death groves from Brighton’s Dead Fader.
World music meets psychedelic rock in a unique performance from Khyam Allami and Master Musicians of Bukkake, combining the sublime Oud playing of Iraqi musician Khyam Allami with the 7-piece out rock unit, Master Musicians of Bukkake. French composer and surrealist inventor Pierre Bastien will also be bringing his musical machinery, which he has been making since the 1970s, and will share the bill with Male Instrumenty, the fantastic five-piece orchestra of toys and small instruments from Poland. Also, the “painfully young and unnervingly talented” American multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick, who will be exploring minimalism and instrumentalism with tinges of folk.

For further details check out our website www.supersonicfestival.com



Fused Magazine interviews Project Pigeon

2010.08.10 | 0 comments
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Project Pigeon interview


Turning Point West Midlands at Eastside Projects

2010.08.06 | 0 comments
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ARTIST DISCUSSION
TURNING POINT WEST MIDLANDS (TPWM)
Wednesday
11 August , 6.30–8pm
Venue: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AR

Some artists were unable to come to the meeting held recently at Margaret Street so Turning Point WM are holding another meeting, hosted by Eastside Projects. TP is  a national network supported by Arts Council England and these informal meetings are the first stage in a process to develop a Visual Arts Strategy for the West Midlands. During the meeting TPWM will give an update on progress to date and then there will be an open forum to debate the opportunities and challenges for visual artists, now and in the future.

Artist Support and Development has been identified as a key priority for the Strategy. The purpose of the meeting is to begin to consider, with the artists who stand to benefit from it, ways this could be achieved.

For more information on TP see www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk If you can’t attend the meeting you can also give your views online (see link on homepage).
www.eastsideprojects.org

Live from the Fire Room

2010.08.06 | 0 comments
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Collaborative workshop and networking event for artists working in sound and improvising experimental musicians: Open Sound Group.
Led by Graham Dunning, sound and visual artist in residence at The Rea Garden, Digbeth. Hosted by The Lombard Method.

Friday 20th August: Collecting sounds and exploring The Rea Garden.
Saturday 21st August: Workshop and networking event at The Lombard Method.

On Friday 20th August, participants are invited to visit The Rea Garden artists’ project space to collect field recordings, sound objects or ideas; to explore and get a feel for the site; and to talk to Graham about his work on the residency there.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 21st August in the project space at The Lombard Method (known as “The Fire Room”) from 12 noon onwards. The starting point for the workshop will be a breif discussion about the Rea Garden and any ideas which may have arisen from the site visit. The session will be informal and exploratory with no specific deadlines or rigidly defined outcomes, though the process will be documented with the possibility of collating some recordings for release. Participants are invited to bring instruments, sound making equipment, field recordings, effects processors, objects, etc. The workshop is open to any artists working with sound and improvising experimental musicians based near (or with connections to) Birmingham.

Please contact Graham on 07920 004 479 or grahamthedunning@hotmail.com to confirm your attendance or with any questions. More details available at thelombardmethod.wordpress.com

http://grahamdunning.com/
http://opensoundgroup.wordpress.com/

The Rea Garden
1 – 8, Floodgate Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 5ST
http://behindcloseddoors.org.uk/
The Lombard Method
68a Lombard Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
B12 0QR
http://thelombardmethod.wordpress.com

Call for participants: Eastside Projects/Supersonic Festival presents GOD’S WHITE NOISE, Saturday 23 October, 2010

2010.08.05 | 0 comments
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God's White Noise at Eastside Projects
God’s White Noise, Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Duerer-Gesellschaft, Nuremberg, 2009
Photo: Matthias Lahme

GOTTESRAUSCHEN (GOD’S WHITE NOISE): Action for Players, Guitars & Amplifiers

Eastside Projects, Saturday 23 October, 2010
As part of Supersonic Festival


Düsseldorf-based artist Christian Jendreiko is known for making actions with large ensembles of trained or untrained performers in novel, site-specific settings. Jendreiko specifically seeks to reconsider acoustics as aspects of how body and mind are constructed, through a decentralized and sculptural approach towards performance. Lasting anywhere between two and seven hours and featuring classically trained musicians alongside untrained performers in nonhierarchical and improvisatory fashion, Jendreiko transforms groups into social sculpture.

For the Birmingham premiere of ‘GOTTESRAUSCHEN (GOD’S WHITE NOISE): Action for Players, Guitars & Amplifiers’, a number of musicians and artists will perform at Eastside Projects over the course of 7 hours. Intended as a performance for an indeterminate number of guitarists and amplifiers, and taking its cue from a passage by Friedrich Schiller on man’s relationship to a series of sensual and formal compulsions (“For all beauty is ultimately but a property of … movement”), GOD’S WHITE NOISE will unfold over a single day, with guests free to enter, circulate throughout, and remain in the gallery space as long as they wish.

Jendreiko’s actions have been performed at Baer Ridgway, San Francisco (2010), Wesleyan University (2007), Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2007), Kunstverein Nürnberg/Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft (2009), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg (2009) and in various galleries and art institutions throughout Europe. Jendreiko has also presented work internationally since 1999 as a founding member of Düsseldorf-based artist collective hobbypopMUSEUM.

OPEN CALL:


Eastside Projects and Supersonic are looking for performers for GOTTESRAUSCHEN (GOD’S WHITE NOISE), taking place at Eastside Projects on Saturday 23 October, 12–7pm. We are looking for people interested in going through the GOTTESRAUSCHEN experience: You do not need to be a trained guitar player, however you should be interested in sonic exploration of the self. The full performance lasts 7 hours — involvement for the duration is optional: players may come and go. Performers are required to bring their own electric guitar and amplifier, which can be stored securely at Eastside Projects for the full festival weekend. Contact info@eastsideprojects.org for more details.

Supersonic Festival: 22–24 October, 2010, Birmingham, UK
Featuring Swans, Napalm Death, Melt-Banana + more, visit
www.supersonicfestival.com

Eastside Projects
86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AR

Open Thursday 12–6.30pm, Friday to Saturday 12–5pm
0121 7711778 / www.eastsideprojects.org
www.facebook.com/eastsideprojects / www.twitter.com/eprjcts
> Current exhibition: BOOK SHOW
, continues to 4 September, 2010
> BOOK
now available to buy online
> Jennifer Tee
solo exhibition opens Friday, 24 September, 2010


Exhibition opening at Ikon Eastside this Thursday: Sergio Vega

2010.08.03 | 0 comments
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Sergio Vega

Paradise: Real Time

Exhibition opening: Thursday 5 August, 5-7pm

Exhibition runs until 5 September

Argentinian-born artist Sergio Vega presents high defnition video imagery exploring the mythologies of paradise. Static camera shots show the vivid landscape of Brazil; forests, animals, insects, rivers, towns and people are carefully synchronised across multiple projections.

Join us on Thursday for free Cachaça cocktails, then head to Cafe Ikon for a The Fountain of Youth – Sergio Vega cooks reptilian paella including frogs’ legs and crocodile (Cafe Ikon, Thursday 5 August 8pm, £15 per person).



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