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Book Talk:Duncan Marquiss and First Thursday Social Thursday 3 November Eastside Projects

2011.10.31 | 0 comments

Book Talk: Duncan Marquiss
Thursday 3 November
Eastside Projects

In the spirit of ‘Curating the Library’ (founded by Moritz Küng at deSingel in 2003) Duncan Marquiss has been invited to select publications to become part of the Eastside Projects Library. For Book Talk he will discuss how each title informs his practice.
Marquiss makes drawings, paintings and videos that explore notions of a not quite humanised nature, drawing upon the cultural history of the uncanny and the sublime, and the failure to articulate it. He is represented by Dicksmith Gallery with resent solo presentation at Nachdrag, Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich (2008) and The Clay Wall and The Changing Room Gallery, Stirling (2007). In 2009 he took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme and in
2008 was awarded the Scottish Arts Council residency, Cove Park, Scotland.

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On the first Thursday of each month come along for a pre Salon social. A perfect time to catch up on news and chance to put names to faces.

The Garage presents… at VIVID

2011.10.29 | 0 comments
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THE GARAGE PRESENTS… (12 November – 09 December 2011)

VIVID’s 2011 programme draws to a close with a season of events embracing music, live arts, film, and performance.



BANG BANG is the final in a trilogy of explosive art-parties-cum-club-nights curated by Trevor Pitt and played out at VIVID.

BANG BANG invites some of the colourful characters from the Sleeve Notes demimonde to vamp the tired club-night formula through social, sartorial and artistic rebellion. Join us on Saturday 12 November for a night of outlandish revelry.

DJ sets by: mini moderns // Brian Duffy (Modified Toy Orchestra) // Mazzy (Chicks Dig Jerks) // THIS IS TMRW. Experimental performance installations: ‘Re-make/ Re-model’ – Joey Vivo and Roseanna Velin // ‘Pop is Dead’ – Vincent Gould // ‘99 Red Balloons’ – John Napier

BANG! BANG! concludes Trevor Pitt’s Sleeve Notes project at VIVID, which spawned the unforgettable Cum Clubbing and Get Bent!

Admission £5.


SAT 19 NOV | 4-10 PM | GLI.TC/H

Following the success of its Chicago counterpart, GLI.TC/H Birmingham welcomes an international host of artists working with realtime audio and video to misuse and abuse computer hardware and software.

Can the electronic stutters, crashes, errors and glitches that we encounter with technology in our day-to-day lives be considered beautiful in their own right?

View Rosa Menkman\’s \’Radio Dada\’ here

This programme of video work showcases contemporary artists who exploit and explore the imperfections hidden in the signal/ data structures of moving image technology to striking effect.

Admission free.


FRI 02 DEC | 8PM | Turbulence DVD Launch Party

Join the cast and crew of Turbulence, a new film shot in Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds, for a special party featuring screenings, live music and DJs.

View Turbulence trailer here

When a failing music venue staffed by idiots looks set to close, manager Keith launches a last ditch Battle of the Bands competition. More by accident than by design, musical genius is unleashed by a rapping transvestite, some precocious indie rockers and a barmaid with a golden voice, who together save the world they love.

Doors open at 8pm and there will be live sets from The Scholars and legendary DJ Russell Shumway aka Shumdog Millionaire. The Turbulence DVD will be available on the night for a mere £5.

Admission £5 on the door. Advance tickets available from



In Association with… artists Ayo and Oni Oshodi launch their new zine, Slain by the Cruel Blade of Post-Modernity. The evening includes performance, spicy mulled wine and a DJ set by They Are Here.

Admission £3 on the door.


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Robert Curgenven & Katrin Bethge / Jack Harris & Samuel Rodgers, 7-8.30pm Saturday 15 October, Eastside Projects

2011.10.14 | 0 comments
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Robert Curgenven & Katrin Bethge / Jack Harris & Samuel Rodgers
7-8.30pm Saturday 15 October, Eastside Projects

Robert Curgenven & Katrin Bethge / Jack Harris & Samuel Rodgers
Empty Orchestra presents an evening of sonic and visual improvisation by Jack Harris & Samuel Rodgers and Robert Curgenven & Katrin Bethge.

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Extra Special People Annual General Meeting Fables of Deconstruction Thursday 27 October 6-8pm

2011.10.14 | 0 comments

Extra Special People is 3 years old and to mark the anniversary we are taking time to reflect on what we have achieved so far and where we want to go next; as a group and as individuals.  Taking Will Bradley’s story ‘The Village’ as a starting point (please find text attached – it is well worth a read!), Grizedale Arts will lead ESP’s first Annual General Meeting as part of Eastside Project’ Public Evaluation Event and we want to get every single ESP member to come and take part.  The workshop will encourage members to work collectively and develop a reflexive approach to life, art, work and ESP whilst considering where they are, what they do, where they want to be and how they do it. This will be a hands on activity where making is used as a way of visualising thinking and will be a lot of fun as well as useful for everyone taking part.

Away Weekend London Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October

2011.10.06 | 0 comments

Scheduled to coincide with Frieze Art Fair this is a great time to visit the capital city and see the best of international contemporary art supported by Eastside Projects contacts and in the very good company of ESP members. This trip is flexible in it’s approach with the option to dip in and out of the group as you wish. With information provided on what is on where and a meal planned to bring people together on Saturday night, you will have the independence to see whatever exhibitions or projects you are most interested in and the opportunity to have some great conversation with ESP’ers.

ESP visit Frieze Art Fair and a host of other galleries, projects and studio groups including: Cell Project Space, Take Courage, Peles Empire, Economy, The Woodmill, Auto Italia, Am Nuden Da, Limazulu and The Old Police Station. For information on how to apply for a travel and accommodation bursary please visit Opportunities.

FELABRATION with Dele Sosimi Ensemble 14.10.11

2011.09.23 | 0 comments
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Its always time for some Afrobeat, so why not join us for a celebration of Fela Kuti’s birthday on Friday 14th October at the Hare and Hounds.

Punch, leftfoot and Mostly Jazz presents Fela Kuti’s Birthday tribute concert is the annual event to celebrate the originator of Afrobeat. Led by Fela’s Egypt 80 keyboardist and musical director of award winning musical “FELA”, Dele Sosimi who moved to London in 1995 from Nigeria, stands out as one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene worldwide. His dedication to Afrobeat has contributed to the development of many musical influences and interests in multi-cultural London. Covering a collection of Fela’s greatest works and tracks from Dele’s critically acclaimed albums “Identity” and “Turbulent Times”.

tickets £10 (ticketsellers)

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