Poet Phillip Monks will lead this practical writing workshop, working with participants to create poems in response to Gunilla Klingberg’s immersive installation. Taking ideas that inform both Gunilla’s work and Eastside Projects’ programme more broadly – including fixed positions, accumulation and layering – as source material we will develop individual and group pieces, written and spoken. All levels of experience are welcome and the workshop is free, but advance booking is required.
Escape your desk or studio for an hour and join us for lunch and to hear ESP member Gregory Dunn share his experience of being artist-in-residence in Japan. Everyone is welcome. We have an array of tea, coffee and herbal teas – all you need to bring is your packed lunch.
Jim Howieson’s ongoing Sports Hall Sessions series, which began in 2010, involves the artist performing spatial exercises in various public sports halls. This process sees him engaging with the objects and material to hand by forming sculptural assemblages, whilst responding to the architectural framework of each hall. These activities are also guided by strict time constraints set by the rental periods. On the one hand these sessions have become a convenient mode of studio practice for the artist (the large halls are available to rent by the hour and all equipment is easily accessed). On the other it has been a significant shift in perspective to deal with sculpture as a temporal, publicly situated, performance based activity.
Eastside Projects, Gunilla Klingberg: Parallelareal Variable, Exhibition Launch Friday 7 June, 6–8pm
Gunilla Klingberg: Parallelareal Variable
8 June – 3 August 2013
Exhibition Launch Friday 7 June, 6–8pm
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
Gunilla Klingberg’s ‘Parallelareal Variable’ reveals a powerful set of electro-magnetic bands of energy forming Eastside Projects. Klingberg’s new site specific installation is the Stockholm based artist’s first solo show in the UK for over a decade and continues her cosmic kaleidoscopic feedback loops of spiritual, capitalist and consumer patterns as visual machines.
In this talk Jon Wood will look at sculptures that are evocative of ‘voice throwing’, considering the ways in which ventriloquism figures as a way of understanding how artists have used real (and imaginary) sound to animate their work.
Dr Jon Wood is Research Curator at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds where he coordinates the academic research programme and curates exhibitions. He specialises in twentieth-century and contemporary sculpture, with a particular and ongoing research interest in the artist’s studio. His writings have been recently reprinted in The Studio Reader (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and The Studio (MIT/Whitechapel, 2012). He is the HMI editor of the ‘Subject/Object’ series and one of the editors of Sculpture in Twentieth-Century Britain (2003). Recent publications include: Modern Sculpture Reader (with Alex Potts and David Hulks) (HMI 2007, and Getty 2012), United Enemies: The Problem of Sculpture in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s (2011), a new edition of Ede’s Savage Messiah (with Barassi and Silber) (2011) and Articulate Objects: Voice, Sculpture, and Performance (with Aura Satz) (2009).
Group Occupation II… Introducing
Thursday 2 May, 6.30-8.30
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
£4 / £2 conc. / Free to ESP members
This year six ESP members have been selected by ESP and The New Art Gallery Walsall (TNAGW) to undertake six-week residencies to develop new research and work in two groups in the Artists’ Studio at TNAGW from May to September.
The artists and writers selected for Group Occupation II residencies are:
Group 1: Meghan Allbright, Beth Bramich & Andrew Lacon
Group 2: Carruthers & Cresswell, Chris Clinton & Anna Falcini
For more information on their work visit here
For this event the selected practitioners will introduce their work through a short presentation before beginning their group residency. This evening is designed as an informal starting point for group discussion and a public introduction to the work of six artists and writers. Following the presentations we will continue conversations over drinks in the gallery.
During each residency we will organise a group crit to discuss the work in progress and in the winter of 2013 there will be a public event presenting new research and work after a period of production and consolidation.
Check out this preview of the event I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, the event will feature archival footage from the Alan Lomax archive and a talk from the founder of Mississippi Records and footage from their archive. The event takes place on Wednesday 26th June from 7pm at Vivid Projects in Digbeth. If this video below has got you excited, you can secure your ticket via theticketsellers.co.uk, there is limited capacity so we advise grabbing a ticket in advance for £5
This event is presented by Capsule and Vivid Projects
Capsule and Vivid Projects present a night of amazing footage from the Alan Lomax archive and Mississippi Records, featuring rarely seen film shot during Alan Lomax’s North American travels between 1978 to 1985 and Mississippi Record’s own enormous library of folk blues, gospel, esoteric, international and punk music. I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE takes place on Wednesday 26th June at Vivid Projects.
Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records will be present and will screen a film of musicians associated with the Mississippi Records label such as one man band Abner Jay, angel channeling Bishop Perry Tillis, Rev. Louis Overstreet and his four sons, legendary folk singer Michael Hurley and many more. Each film segment will be introduced with brief stories about the musicians. There will also be a short slide show that tells the story of the underground music industry and Mississippi Records.
“Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax also produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the U.S and in England, which played an important role in both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s. During the New Deal, with his father, famed folklorist and collector John A. Lomax and later alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs.”
“Eclectic independent record label named after the record store located in Portland, Oregon, Mississippi Records specializes in vinyl reissues of American roots, blues, gospel, art punk, and world music, among other recorded obscurities. ”
This event takes place on Wednesday 26th June at Vivid Project. Tickets are £5 and available via theticketsellers.co.uk
FRI 16 MAR | 7-10PM | FREE
BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER
VIVID and Flatpack Festival presents Bring Your Own Beamer Birmingham, curated by Antonio Roberts and Pete Ashton. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to beam your work into the nooks and crannies of VIVID’s Garage space.
Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is an international series of one-night exhibitions inviting artists, armed with films and projectors, to convene and explore the art of projection in an immersive environment of moving light, sound and performance. Interested? More details below.
WE NEED YOU!
Do you have a projector? And an original video work (by that we mean a film you made/ have permission to screen)? If so, BYOB Birmingham needs you! You’re invited to submit films to be considered for inclusion at Birmingham’s first BYOB event on Friday 16 March 2012.
Participants will be required to provide their own laptop or DVD player, and a projector (it can be analogue or digital). Participants are responsible for their own equipment at all times.
If you’d like to submit a film for consideration, please complete the online application form. Application deadline is Friday 24 February at 23:59.
Please send any enquiries to email@example.com
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Flatpack Festival: http://www.flatpackfestival.org/
BYOB Birmingham is curated by Antonio Roberts and Pete Ashton, and is presented by VIVID and Flatpack Festival. BYOB is an idea originally conceived by Berlin-based artist Rafael Rozendaal.
VIVID | 140 Heath Mill Lane | Birmingham | B9 4AR
T: 0121 766 7876 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.vivid.org.uk
Oh Come all ye and join us at Grand Union 9:30pm on Thursday 15 December for our Christmas Party (after the Extra Special People Christmas Quiz at Eastside Projects from 6:30pm). Featuring more artist DJs than you can shake a shiny stick at.