5 October – 27 October 2018, 12-17:00
Vivid Projects is pleased to announce MEDIAFEST, a one month exhibition juxtaposing new media art works by UK artists with innovators from the 1970s-80s. The season includes live audio installations, performances, screenings and discussions, culminating in an Algorave on 27/10 for Museums at Night, 2018.
Weeks 1 & 2 | 5-6 October | 11-13 October | Audio – Slide – Tape
Artists include Sarah M Farmer, Cathy Wade, Monica Ross, Elizabeth Cufley
Programme notes here ProgrammeNotes_part_one_Mediafest _Oct2018
Weeks 3 & 4 | 18-20 October | 25-27 October | Video – Data
Artists include The Vasulkas, Steina, Michael Lightborne, Carol Breen & Matthew Evans, Antonio Roberts, coï¿¥ï¾¡pt, Shelley Knotts, Coral Manton, Heavy Lifting
MEDIAFEST is about exposing process: the guts of the machine. Beginning in the 1970s with the hypnotic click of the slide carousel and ending with open source performance through algorithms, the season demonstrates the impact of accessible, affordable consumer technologies on artist practice. Each week we delve into the means of production dominating each decade as we explore how the domestic cathode ray tube TV set, video tapes, slide film, the CD and the laptop have driven the aesthetics and politics of media arts. Works from preceding decades developed for cassette, video and tape/slide, will be interrogated through new performance and live digital commissions.The season includes live audio installations, performances, screenings and discussions, culminating in an Algorave on 27/10 for Museums at Night, 2018.
Opening event: Public Preview Friday 5/10, 6-8pm as part of Digbeth First Friday.
Featuring SOUNDWALK (Vivid Projects artist bootleg edition) live performance from Sarah M Farmer
Events programme includes:
12/10 /// Join us for the launch of SLIDE TAPE , Vivid Projects’ inaugural publication edited by Mo White.
SLIDE TAPE is a collection of documentation, papers and discussions that emerged from exhibitions co-curated by Yasmeen Baig-Clifford and Mo White held at Vivid Projects and at a symposium held at Loughborough University in 2013.
6/10/// AUDIO PLAYDATE with Marcus Keating
11-13/10 /// CAROUSEL by Cathy Wade
20/10 /// DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING LIVE with Michael Lightborne
27/10 /// TIDALCYCLES workshop
Closing event: ALGORAVE for Museums at Night, Saturday 27 October, 19:00-midnight
BOOKINGS for these events and more open 17/09.