DOOM: Turn away from the sun.

Black Hole Club

21 June – 26 June 2021, Event timings vary - project space open 12-5pm.

Throughout the week of the summer solstice, Black Hole Club invites you to turn away from the sun and revel in the shadows. DOOM is a co-authoring of works for the longest day of the year, a guttural collective outpouring through performance, video and the testing of new propositions through practice and writing.

Works in DOOM are by:

Adwoa Owusu-Barnieh, Alis Oldfield, Ambie Drew, De’Anne Crooks, Eleanor Morgan, Emily Scarrott, Jacob Carter, Kühle Wampe, Larissa Shaw, Leanne O’Connor, Lily Wales, Rosa Postlethwaite, Rupi & Sharon and S A B O T A G E.

DOOM will be open to visit at Vivid Projects on 21 June with a live event marking sunset on the solstice from 9pm – 10:30pm.  Events continue daily between 12-5pm, 24-26 June, with videos and texts also accessible online.

The full interpretation for DOOM is here

Prefer to watch the work online? Videos by De’Anne Crooks, Eleanor Morgan, Emily Scarrott,  Kühle Wampe, Larissa Shaw, Leanne O’Connor, Lily Wales & Rupi & Sharon are on Black Hole Club’s Vimeo here. 

Ambie Drew’s work TOI 1338b: The world with two stars is here.

The research for DOOM is held on our site

Bookings to see the work can be made in advance here for those who would prefer to pre-arrange their visit. We will be able to accommodate a limited number of drop-ins daily. Please ring the buzzer on arrival. You will be met by staff and guided to the hand sanitiser station. You will be required to wear a mask or suitable covering for your nose and mouth when in the building unless this is not possible for medical reasons – please alert staff if this is the case. If you forget to pack your mask,  we can provide face masks.


21 June 9-10:30pm BLKHLCLB: S A B O T A G E #212121, Live Performance, book here. 

At 21:21pm on the 21st of June 2021 Vivid Projects will vocalise the sound of the setting sun on the longest day of the year. #212121 is a pure black hex code, a sonic performance that invokes the bringer of light, the eight minutes and twenty seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth, and the ascent of the sun from civil to nautical twilight. A recording of the performance will be made available online.

25 June 2-3:00pm BLKHLCLB: Rosa Postlethwaite: BURN OUT (experiments), book here. 

A 15m performance of loosely connected texts about connection, burnout and doom. Experiments in disappearing, falling and slowing down.

Based on Green Scream Research and Development with artist/researcher Laurie Ramsell and director Louise Orwin. R&D supported by Arts Council England.

25 June 3:30-5pm BLKHLCLB Adwoa Owusu-Barnieh: Doomed, book here. 

You are invited to drop in, vocalise and connect with poetry written by Adwoa in 2020-21 through reading her work back to her at Vivid Projects. Opinions and thoughts on how you perceive this body of work and how it impacts you are welcome, as is reading a poem of your choice.

Doom is personal. A collection of poetry presenting doom as the realities of the private and public world. General doom is non-linear: hope follows despair follows ecstasy follows love follows hopelessness in the messiest of squiggles. The world we inhabit – internally as well as socially – is already a space where doom lurks. Fictionalising doom as something beyond belief has its purpose, but there is real doom within us, around us, and it cannot be ignored.

We are who we are, and we are doomed. 

Adwoa Owusu-Barnieh, Doomed, 2021.


Black Hole Club: Turn away from the sun.

The End is Nigh!. Open your mouth, our feelings of UTTER DREAD, an echo of their immediate environment… structural DOOM, undoing DOOM, untimely and timely DOOM, nagging continuing reminding breathing shifting random thoughts that overlap in DOOM space. Liminality: a curse dressed up as a blessing. Pleasure. Doom as binary. Doom as grey. Doom as memories we can’t recapture. Does disaster travel faster than light?

The gnawing of daily despair. Doom is infinite. We bind doom into the fabric of our fantasies, into the construction of our daydreams. Paranoia 4.5Hz, Depression 6.66 Hz, Manic Rage 11.3 Hz. We want the body in states of metamorphosis, reflexive of doom being non-linear. What stays behind. All that is left after the catastrophe are the floating space pigs.

Minor, major and impending despair. I will send funny videos to my nephews and nieces who I love but who I don’t know what to say to anymore except, I love you here’s a funny video, let’s watch it on tiny screens together in the dark until our eyes go funny and we can’t get to sleep because of that blue light. We focus on minor doom as a coping mechanism for major doom. This has not been the darkest times, and I know that for a fact because the darkest times live within me.  Welcome the darkness, block the sun, and close your eye, dig the hole down into sodden earth, cut the rope tether staked in mud.

DOOM under the strawberry moon, DOOM forever.