Archive for January, 2012

2012.01.31 | 0 comments
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ACTS OF MEMORY (co-presented with Fierce Festival)

VIVID is inviting people from Birmingham to take part in a collective recitation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with artist Monica Ross. Take this chance to learn a small part of the Declaration of Human Rights and recite it in public, in your own language, as part of this unique performance.

Image courtesy Monica Ross

Everyone is welcome and we hope that the recitation will fully reflect the many voices and languages of Birmingham’s communities. We wish to include many speakers and are interested in hearing Articles from the Declaration memorised and recited in many different languages including British Sign Language.

If you, your group, or organisation would like to take part in this project, please express your interest by emailing Nicola Lowery or calling VIVID on 0121 766 7876. Alternatively you can attend a free information session at VIVID – details below.

FRI 03 FEB | 6.30PM | FREE
Acts of Memory Information Session

VIVID is hosting an information session, including video excerpts from acts of memory 2005-2010 on Friday 3rd February, 6.30pm. Your attendance does not commit you to participating in the project, it is just an opportunity to learn more. Places are free and we kindly ask that you confirm your attendance by emailing or calling VIVID on 0121 766 7876.

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VIVID gratefully acknowledges support from Arts Council England and The Bond Company.


Artist’s Talk: Simon Bill Wednesday 1 February 6.30 – 8pm Eastside Projects

2012.01.26 | 0 comments

Artist’s Talk: Simon Bill Wednesday 1 February 6.30-8pm Eastside Projects

Artist & writer Simon Bill, currently exhibiting as part of Painting Show at Eastside Projects, talks about his work and it’s relationship to neuropsychology the science of visual perception, with special reference to the work of Richard Gregory. He will also introduce his new novel, BRAINS.


£4/£2 concs Free for ESP Members

DEATHTRIPPING feat. Lydia Lunch at VIVID

2012.01.25 | 0 comments
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SAT 18 & SUN 19 FEB | Strictly over 18s only

The Garage presents… DEATHTRIPPING – a festival of trash film and performance curated by Bernadette Louise. The programme features seminal video works from experimental filmmakers Nick Zedd and Richard Kern alongside live performance from the legendary Lydia Lunch.

Image courtesy Paula Davy

Presented across two days, DEATHTRIPPING journeys into the radical manifesto of the Cinema of Transgression, an 80s underground film movement which spawned from New York’s No Wave scene and is characterised by an extreme and satirical take on themes of pleasure, horror, sex and disgust.


Saturday 18 February | 6.30pm-late |

Iconic performer Lydia Lunch headlines a special evening of spoken word including excerpts from Paradoxia, an autobiographical document of her early career when she collaborated on numerous transgressive films and led influential No Wave band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

Lunch’s performance kicks off a late night of one-off performances and installations against a noisy soundtrack of no-wave and punk. Artists include Joss Carter, Paula Davy, Emergent Behaviour, Evangelia Christakou, Yolanda de los Bueis, Isabelle Schiltz, Benjamin Fox, Andrew Moscardo-Parker and DJ set by Greg Bird.

Sunday 19 February | 12-5pm | admission free

Don’t miss a rare chance to watch transgressive films by Nick Zedd and Richard Kern – some of the films were deemed so shocking when they were made the state of New York banned them! There’ll also be another chance to view film, performance and installations by up and coming artists.

DEATHTRIPPING 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.
T: 0121 766 7876 | E: |

VIVID gratefully acknowledges support from Arts Council England and The Bond Company.


Torsten Lauschmann: Before The Revolution opens Friday 20 January 6–9pm

2012.01.15 | 0 comments
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Working with Galleries: Part II Tuesday 24 January 6.30pm

2012.01.05 | 0 comments

This panel discussion focuses on the processes of negotiation between artist & curator / designer & client. Two professional ‘couples’ have been invited to make visible the conversation around the initiation, development & realisation of projects; the practical concerns and conceptual repercussions. The artists Cullinan Richards talk with curator & writer Tom Morton while directors of the design studio A Practice For Everyday Life, Kirsty Carter & Emma Thomas, speak with curator, writer and gallerist Rob Tufnell.

£4/£2conc/Free to ESP members
Tom Morton

A Year at The Curfew Wednesday 11 January 6.30pm Eastside Projects

2012.01.05 | 0 comments
To celebrate 12 months of ESP residencies at The Curfew Tower in Northern Ireland, the members who took part tell us about the research & projects they developed. With presentations from Cheryl Jones, Nathaniel Pitt, Cathy Wade, Matt Westbrook, Kate Pennington-Wilson, and many more.

£4/£2conc/Free to ESP members

Eastside Projects Hosting: What is Art? Charity event at St Basils 13/01/12

2012.01.04 | 0 comments
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What is Art?
Friday 13 January, 7pm, St Basils Church Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AX

Organised by ESP member Kartal Uppal, this evening will look at and debate the question; What makes something Art? With contributions from Gavin Wade (Director, Eastside Projects), Tyler Cann (Curator, Ikon Gallery) and Cathy Wade (Artist and Lecturer). Minimum £3 donation with all proceeds going to support St Basils’ work helping local young homeless

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