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
86 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham B9 4AR
0121-771-1778 / www.eastsideprojects.org
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.
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).
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:
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
Wednesday 11 August , 6.30–8pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance or with any questions. More details available at thelombardmethod.wordpress.com
68a Lombard Street
Call for participants: Eastside Projects/Supersonic Festival presents GOD’S WHITE NOISE, Saturday 23 October, 2010
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.
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 email@example.com for more details.
Supersonic Festival: 22–24 October, 2010, Birmingham, UK
Featuring Swans, Napalm Death, Melt-Banana + more, visit www.supersonicfestival.com
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
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).