SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK - for KIOSK by Capital Art Projects Thornton-Pitt Investigates @ The Bullring Markets Fri 6 Apr 2007, 11- 5pm a participatory project with Trevor Pitt and Clare Thornton who will temporarily transform the Kiosk into a bureau of investigation. /// Frances Bossom @ Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace Sat 7 Apr 2007, 1 - 5pm drop-in print workshop in response to Ikon’s current exhibition. /// Jon Roome and Tova Holmes @ various city centre locations, Sun 8 Apr 2007, 1 - 4pm a choreographed performance representing ritualised functions with hybrid cleaning machines. ///

THE EVENT - A festival of artist run organisations in Birmingham

Participating organisations:
a.a.s., Capital Art Projects, Colony, [insertspace], International Project Space, Modulate, Periscope, 7inch Cinema, Spectacle, Springhill Institute

A series of artist run activities in permanent and temporary spaces throughout central Birmingham.

a.a.s. will present KR-36, which aims to incorporate the entire population of Birmingham in an urban game so secret it can only be initially accessed through The Event’s website. In turn, Periscope’s project Chinese Whispers will take a.a.s.’ KR-36 as its starting point, and will use – like other organisations such as Colony, Modulate, Spectacle and Springhill Institute – a set of collaborative ideas to formulate new ways of presenting work within their exhibition space. Colony, for example, will present video work that tests the potential of the medium, while Modulate will host an audio art sound café on various days throughout the festival. Spectacle will present a show of sculpture by new practitioners, and Springhill Institute will exhibit new projects alongside evidence of recent artists’ residencies.

[insertspace], 7inch Cinema and Capital Art Projects will take things in another direction. Over one weekend, 7inch Cinema will show the entire sequence of Gangsters, the 1970s TV series that was set in Birmingham, to question the transitory nature of the city’s landscape and geography. [insertspace] have asked a number of artists to make interventions and performances in Birmingham’s network of pubs, while Capital Art Projects’ KIOSK – which has been devised as a mobile meeting place – will accommodate a wide range of uses, including audio broadcast, and the distribution of food and printed material. While the aim of 7inch Cinema’s screening is to celebrate the city’s mythical history, [insertspace]’s project intends to rejoice in the city’s fast disappearing traditional pub culture. Capital Art Projects’ venture involves the distribution of propaganda as a socially engaged enterprise within the aforementioned context of the contemporary urban environment.

What: The Event, festival of artist-run activites
Sites across Birmingham - Click to view map
Sat 31 Mar - Sun 15 Apr 2007
Contact: info@the-event.org
Further Information:

View The Event website