A Plasticine Party

Saturday @ VIVID

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Saturday 27 March at VIVID

3pm – 5pm | admission FREE
TREVOR PITT with Shelli Graham
9pm til late | admission £4
A Plasticine Party


The WE ARE EASTSIDE open weekend is at last upon us! Drop into VIVID between 3pm and 5pm to see The Gainsborough Packet by Becks Futures prize-winning artist Matt Stokes. Also at VIVID Trevor Pitt and Shelli Graham reveal LP covers, badges, and projections made in response to Pitt’s Sleeve Notes sessions at VIVID in 2009.

From 9pm, VIVID will host A Plasticine Party, an Eastside knees up celebrating the launch of We Are Eastside and marking the beginning of the end of Flatpack Festival. For more information and tickets visit the Flatpack website here.

TREVOR PITT with Shelli Graham | Sleeve Notes Go Viral

During the summer of 2009, Trevor Pitt looked back at his formative years in Birmingham, tracing his flirtations with pop, punk, film, art and cultural theory. Joining Trevor on this journey have been individuals who played a significant, often underground role in shaping the music, fashion, and club scenes during this period. Through intimate 1-1 chats, they mapped the scenes and wrote the Sleeve Notes to their own lives.

Sleeve Notes session with John Lupton (2009). Cover art by Shelli Graham.

Fast forward to spring 2010 and Pitt is back at VIVID to launch the second phase of Sleeve Notes, supported by Hello Digital. Starting with a tweet, Pitt looks at how social media can proliferate information and widen participation in events which would otherwise stay ‘underground’.              

Follow Sleeve Notes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleeve_notes

Also at VIVID…

MATT STOKES | The Gainsborough Packet
2008/9 | super 16mm film and audio transferred to hard-drive | 8:56 mins

VIVID presents Matt Stokes’s song and film, The Gainsborough Packet, the acclaimed new work shown in Baltic and 176, London in 2009. 

The Gainsborough Packet, production still. Photograph: 2tone Photography. Courtesy: The Artist, Workplace Gallery and ZieherSmith.

The work is the culmination of a year’s research and development which began with Stokes’ discovery in the Tyne & Wear archives of a letter written in 1828 by an ordinary man named John Burdikin. The letter was the inspiration for the lyrics, music and film created by Stokes and his collaborators on the project, which trace Burdikin’s life and adventures. Stokes has collaborated with musician Jon Boden from acclaimed folk band Bellowhead, composer Alistair Anderson, and Tim Kerr, an iconic figure of the US punk and early hardcore scene.

The Gainsborough Packet is exhibited courtesy the artist, Workplace Gallery, and ZieherSmith. 


T: 0121 766 7876 | E: info@vivid.org.uk

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