The Black Hole Club is a lively, daring space for all kinds of creative people to share and test ideas. The emphasis is on collaboration and networking and the vibe is eclectic.
In summer 2014, we invited a cohort of twelve 'superclubbers' from a broad range of creative backgrounds to shape the programme.
An exhibition and events season exploring the surprising and dark side of art and the body.
RADICAL NETWORKS is a programme of aesthetic disruption and questioning of the moving image, ethics and digital legacies. Opening March 2015, RADICAL NETWORKS takes a subcultural perspective, seeking out and introducing practices and tendencies from emerging communities of artists, makers and collectives.
A season of new collaborative commissions in which artists will critique, re-work and react to the seminal 1966 series '9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering'.
A Record of Undying is a groundbreaking exhibition by George Saxon and D. John Briscoe (1949 – 2013) exploring the last taboo: death & dying.
Vivid Projects presented a month-long season of exhibition, provocations and events investigating the impact of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS).
Launched in February 2013, Vivid Projects' acclaimed 33 REVOLUTIONS programme asks the question, can art and popular culture act as a catalyst for social change?
SLIDE/TAPE is a new exhibition offering a fresh appraisal of an abandoned medium. Primarily associated with expanded cinema practice in the 1970s-80s, slide-tape installation expanded definitions of sculpture through setting out a dialogue between still image, sound and the physical presence of the media apparatus.
Pioneers was a three year programme launched in 2008 which juxtaposed contemporary practice with key historical work through an expansive and diverse programme of predominantly moving image based work.
Noted in the Guardian as “superb”, Pioneers exhibited arists from Isaac Julien to Haroon Mirza, Annabel Nicholson to Marina Abramovic. It saw seminal re-enactments from original Fluxus artists and the unearthing of private archives.
New commissions were a key strand throughout the Pioneers programme and VIVID focused on developing experimental new works from UK talent emerging on the international stage.
New works ranging from durational performances to touring exhibitions were commissioned from Eitan Buchalter, Gillian Dyson, Jordan McKenzie, Kira O’Reilly, Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Haroon Mirza, Aura Satz and Marcus Young.
Bike Unltd is a project exploring the creative possibilities of pedal power!
Working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of professional producers, technicians, cyclists, artists and designers, Vivid Projects went low carbon in Digbeth to deliver a series of practical workshops. The creative team generated and tested ideas that harnessed ‘cycle technology.