Publication launch


12 October 2018, 18:00-19:30

We are delighted to announce the launch of  SLIDE TAPE , Vivid Projects’ inaugural publication, on Friday 12/10, 18:00-19:30.

SLIDE TAPE is a limited edition book drawn from the 2013 series of exhibitions, artist’s residency, events and symposium held at Vivid Projects, Birmingham and Loughborough University Arts. The publication and original exhibition programme emerged from a curatorial collaboration between Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director of Vivid Projects and Mo White.

A broad description of slide-tape is that it is a series of projected 35mm transparency slides synchronized with a tape soundtrack. It was significant for being used by a number of important emerging artists, however this historical moment has been largely forgotten and is overlooked.The exhibitions were never intended to be a comprehensive survey of slide-tape, as this was hardly a possibility, but it was possible to highlight a number of key works, their concerns and the contexts in which they were produced. This was the start of the discussion where the scope of knowledge about slide-tape produced in the UK during that period could be expanded,  and questions raised and considered in the light of its following obsolesce. Collectively titled SLIDE TAPE, the publication offers a new appraisal of an abandoned time-based media form, one that was used by artists in the 1970s and 1980s in the UK.

The publication contributors are: Michael Archer, Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Nina Danino, Katy Deepwell, Paul Goodwin, Keith Piper, Cordelia Swann and editor Mo White. The artists from the original exhibition programme featured are Black Audio Film Collective, Ian Breakwell, Nina Danino, Bill Furlong, Sunil Gupta, Tina Keane, Cordelia Swann and Cathy Wade.

SLIDE TAPE is published by Vivid Projects (ed. Mo White) and will be available to purchase at the special launch price of £10. Confirm your attendance here

Design by Keith Dodds.


MYSTERIES OF BERLIN  Cordelia Swann Tape/slide 1979–82 Installation view, Vivid Projects 2013