Announcing Black Hole Club 2018

12 February – 31 March 2018

Vivid Projects is pleased to announce the Black Hole Club 2018 cohort, comprising 22 artists and collaborators. Now in it’s fifth year, Black Hole Club is a highly popular annual development programme to support artists in the West Midlands. Participants receive tailored opportunities to develop their practice and are encouraged to explore new areas, including digital art, live performance, experimental audio, film and video, animation and computer-generated art. The 2018 cohort will be supported to integrate technologies in their practice and reach a wider audience through Vivid Projects’ new net and live  platforms, with regular free public events throughout the year.

Black Hole Club Artists 2018

Alex Billingham is an artist whose practice is informed by gender, liberty and social awkwardness

Carol Breen‘s practice investigates how the process of remaking might reveal tensions between images, politics and people

Coral Manton’s practice centres around playful experimentation with technology, interacting with digital landscapes, human interaction with virtual environments and prototyping.

Daniel Hopkins is a filmmaker and sound artist exploring the environment, landscapes and travel.

Dinosaur Kilby uses dance, green-screen technology to create lo-fi superficial and humorous work.

Edie Jo Murray explores qualities of the contemporary digital condition through creative use of technology, primarily CGI and web-based mediums.

Emily Roderick‘s practice currently explores the connotations of sight and what that means within a digital age

Emily Scarrott creates performative artworks inspired by absurdity within conceptual art

Jack Mugglestone experiments with technology, both new and old, to create abstract video art.

Julie M oneill is a multidisciplinary artist creating work around themes which include: social fabrics, llandscapes, family & domesticity – fusing fact and fiction.

Kate Spence‘s performance, film and installation work is made through the lens of a woman, and exploring what that means.

Libby Cuffley‘s film and moving image work focuses on domestic space, work, mental health and the body.

Marcus Keating’s collaborative work uses movement and sculpture to pose questions about how we connect as people to our surroundings and each other

Matthew Evans’ sound art practice seeks to explore sonification for the creation of installation, performance and composition

Mike Dring makes works that critique the modernist iconoclasm through the union of digital photogrammetry and physical crafts and techniques.

Pete Ashton‘s practice focuses on how rapid technological advances have rewired society and how this has challenged or reinforced privilege and power

Rico Johnson is a an artist whose practice involves film, theatre, sound design and writing.

Sarah Walden & Ollie MacDonald-Brown’s collaborative practice uses glitch methodology, in order to view ‘difference’ and the uncanny from an intimate, cross-modal vantage point

Sian Macfarlane‘s multidisciplinary practice seeks to unlock archival histories, and latent information in spaces, and activate it in the present, weaving biographical narratives, to form multi-layered perspectives on experiences of place.

Thomas Tyrrell is a filmmaker, MC and music producer whose work explores storytelling, silent illnesses and disabilities.

Tony McClure creates unconventional viewing situations with time based media & film.

Vicky Roden seeks to draw the audience into an uncanny and slightly sinister world, utilising performance, soft sculpture, embroidery, sound, moving image and automata

Save the date!

*Black Hole Club 2018 launch

02/03/18 6-8pm | Vivid Projects | Minerva Works

Meet the artists at their launch event, presented as part of Digbeth First Friday. RSVP here

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