SLIDE/TAPE

at Vivid Projects, Birmingham

5 October – 16 November 2013, open Thu-Sat, 12-5pm (exhibition closed 20-30 Oct)

Artists: Black Audio Film Collective, Ian Breakwell, Nina Danino, Bill Furlong, Sunil Gupta, Tina Keane and Cordelia Swann.

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.

At a basic level, a slide-tape is a series of projected photographic slides with a synchronized audiotape soundtrack.  As a technology, it is significant in the UK for being used by a number of key and emerging artists for a brief period in the 1970s-80s before being abandoned in favour of video and emerging alternative technologies.  This exhibition aims to acknowledge the importance of slide-tape in the field of moving image media.

SLIDE/TAPE re-stages key works in the original format and draws a little seen practice out from the margins of British art history. During the exhibition we will be hosting some fascinating discussions on the slide-tape text on Thursday evenings, plus a participatory residency as part of the Discovery Season at the internationally acclaimed Library of Birmingham with artist Cathy Wade from 15-20 October.

SLIDE/TAPE is presented in association with Loughborough University, who are exhibiting works by Ian Breakwell and Tina Keane between 4-15 November, and hosting a symposium on 6 November. Speakers include Michael Archer, Nina Danino, Katy Deepwell, Paul Goodwin, Keith Piper and Cordelia Swann.

The exhibition is co-curated by Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director of Vivid Projects and Dr. Mo White, School of Arts, Loughborough University.

EVENTS PROGRAMME

SAT 05 OCT, 2PM // TALK:
Curators talk with Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director of Vivid Projects, and Mo White, Loughborough University. Click here for further information.

THU 17 OCT, 6PM // TALK:
Graham Peet and Carola Adams discuss the Some Girls Poster Project.
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THU 07 NOV, 6PM // TALK:
Matt Watkins in conversation with Yasmeen Baig-Clifford.
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THU 14 NOV, 6PM // TALK:
Karen Newman in conversation with Cathy Wade
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TUE 15 – SUN 20 OCT // RESIDENCY:
Cathy Wade in residency at Library of Birmingham.
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THU 31 OCT, 6PM // LAUNCH:
Cordelia Swann at Vivid Projects

WED 06 NOV // SYMPOSIUM:
Slide-Tape symposium at Loughborough University + Ian Breakwell launch (5pm)
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For further details, please download the full SLIDE/TAPE press release here:  SLIDE TAPE (5 Oct – 16 Nov) .

Heaven, Charing Cross, 1980 Slide Tape