Archive for November, 2011

Give & Take: Swap Shop Event, Thursday 1 December, Eastside Projects

2011.11.28 | 0 comments

Give & Take: Swap Shop Event
Thursday 1 December
Eastside Projects

One artist’s trash is another artist’s treasure. Bring along the materials/books/equipment/objects that are cluttering your home or studio and swap them for some more pleasing items. You may even find some unusual Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Free to ESP members/£4/£2 Conc

ESP Salon, Curator's Introduction: Painting Show, Thursday 24 November, 6.30-8pm, Eastside Projects‏

2011.11.22 | 0 comments


Gavin Wade, Sophie Von Hellerman and Kunstverein Schwerte give an informal introduction to ‘Painting Show’ and ‘Corridor Plateau II’ the latest exhibitions at Eastside Projects.

With works by George Best, Ashley Bickerton, Simon Bill, Joe Bradley, Brendan Cass, George Condo, Cullinan Richards, Mark Handforth, Dietmar Lutz, Hayley Tompkins, Barry McGee, David Musgrave, Paul Newman, André Niebur, Rupert Norfolk, Nicolas Party, William Pope.L, Laure Prouvost, Rob Pruitt, RH Quaytman, Imran Qureshi, Alessandro Raho, Dan Rees, John Russell & Fabienne Audioud, Tamuna Sirbiladze, DJ Simpson, Josh Smith, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Paul Thek, Richard Tuttle, Markus Vater, Richard Woods, Zheng Guogu.

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Don’t Forget:
Launch: Painting Show
Friday 25 November
Eastside Projects

£4/£2 Concs/Free to ESP members

Open File // Pavilion: Screening 23/11/11

2011.11.21 | 0 comments
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7–9pm Wednesday 23 November
and then 12–5pm until 26 November 2011

Join us at Grand Union for the second in the series of Open File events; a screening of Harun Farocki’s Arbeiter verlassen di Fabrik (Workers leaving the factory)followed by Pavilion’s David Spraggs in conversation with Open File curators Jack Brindley and Tim Dixon.

Pavilion is a research project into the relationship between contemporary culture and capitalism. Focusing on spatial politics and production, Pavilion will present a specially curated film programme.

Harun Farocki Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory) 1995
Adrianna Palazzolo The End of Night 2011
Tom Crawford Aspiration Factory 2010
Jonas St Michael and Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh Riddel and Tony (spinners) 2011
David Spraggs Found footage on Dresden’s Gläserne Manufaktur (factory made of glass) found in 2010

Installation opens 12–5pm 24–26 November, with Farocki’s film screened on the hour each hour.

Open File launch 7-9pm Friday 18th November 2011

2011.11.16 | 0 comments
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Events series, publication & website launch
18th November – 8th December 2011

Open File is a curatorial conversation between artist Jack Brindley and curator Tim Dixon. Launching at Grand Union this autumn, the project will exist as an on-going series of live events, an open and expanding cumulative publication, and a new web-based archive and resource at

Investigating ways in which we interact with architecture and space, these first 4 events will look into the past industrial function of the Grand Union building and its current manifestation as a gallery. Through the physicality of the gallery and virtual space of the website the project seeks establish an enquiry into the interaction between the material and the immaterial.

Echoes (disambiguation)

Friday 18th November 19:00 – 21:00

Steven Dickie
Solina HiFi
Vasco Alves, Adam Asnan & Louie Rice

The first in the Open File series at Grand Union, Echoes (disambiguation) will explore the relationship between sonic environments and physical space. Interested in ways in which acoustics permeate space, the architecture of the gallery becomes a vital component in the compositions.

Steven Dickie’s The appropriation of a sonic deterrent for cultural use and a simultaneous attempt to nullify it is a 2 part performance using ultra-high pitched frequencies made by the controversial mosquito device, in combination with bat detectors, specially designed ear enhancers and noise nullifying headphone.

Solina HiFi’s Camp Fire is an audio/visual performance using data collated from the performance space to calculate the space’s theoretical resonant frequencies and the conversion of light wavelength into sonic frequency (Angstrom to Hertz). The data taken from the space will give a finite number of frequencies which will be faithfully generated and played back into the space.

Vasco Alves, Adam Asnan and Louie Rice’s An attempt to activate the space beyond the confines of stereo loudspeaker arrangement is an attempt to activate the space beyond the confines of stereo loudspeaker arrangement; Using flares placed within a context where the sound of their burning is elevated to primary interest. Accompanied/contrasted with electroacoustic material, the light and smoke produced will engage with the architecture where the sound cannot.

This event will also see the launch of the Open File publication and website. The cumulative publication is a range of related material selected by Jack Brindley & Tim Dixon in collaboration with the other participating artists.


2011.11.16 | 0 comments
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The Garage presents. GLI.TC/H – a one day festival showcasing contemporary artists who misuse and abuse computer hardware and software to striking effect.

Following the success of its Chicago counterpart, GLI.TC/H brings together the work of local and international artists from the glitchy/ dirty/ experimental new-media-art community for screenings, performances, workshops and lectures celebrating erroneous and unexpected interventions into moving image technology.




Two free workshops exploring the art of circuit bending and glitch codec – capacity is limited and therefore advance booking is essential. Book a place by following the links below:

Easy Circuit Bending workshop

Glitch Codec tutorial


Presentation by Nick Briz, co-­‐founder of the original GLI.TC/H festival in Chicago (3PM) and Gabriel Menotti, glitch artist and curator (4PM).


A selection of glitch art films curated by Antonio Roberts.


Real-time performances by Menuek, Chromatouch, Art of Failure, and Jon Satrom


GLI.TC/H is presented as part of ‘The Garage presents…’ a strand of one off events at VIVID embracing music, live arts, installation, performance, digital and sonic media.

GLI.TC/H BIRMINGHAM is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City University.



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Exhibition Launch : Painting Show / Corridor Plateau II Friday 25th November 6-8pm

2011.11.10 | 0 comments
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Join us to celebrate the launch of “Painting Show”. Curated by Gavin Wade and Sophie Von Hellerman, “Painting Show” questions and utilises the function of painting as an essential element of forming a space for art. A grouping of exquisite moments of painting are brought together, supported by a customised architecture newly developed for Eastside Projects. Includes works by Rob Pruitt, Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards, Zheng Guogu, Tamuna Sirbiladze, David Musgrave and Nicolas Party.

Gallery 2: Corridor Plateau II

Michael Bauer, Peyman Rahimi, Chistian Freudenberger, Markus Karstie, Andrew Palmer, Seb Koberstädt, Musik Detlef Weinrich (Toulouse Low Trax). Curated by Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany.

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