Black Hole Club's Winter Season

Under Different Stars

15 November 2019 – 11 January 2020

Through November and December, Black Hole Club programmes Under Different Stars, a constellation of events with our cohort. The season includes Crit Clubs, live art installations, a residency by Kirsty Clarke that responds to and joins our activities and a day of conversations for BHC with Schüle Wampe at Nottingham Contemporary. These activities culminate in a celebration for Digbeth First Friday on 6 December.

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15 Nov 18:30 – 21:00

BHC Crit Club: Helen Kilby-Nelson & Dean Wellings. 

Helen Kilby Nelson and Dean Wellings have been testing new work and ideas in Vivid Projects in November, join them for a crit that explores the directions this work has taken and what could come next.


23 November 2019 – 11 January 2020 

Residency: Kirsty Clarke The Studio Kitchen.

Inhabiting Vivid Projects to facilitate the collective sharing and gaining of knowledge – both tacit and explicit. The Studio Kitchen joins Black Hole Club’s collaborative programme of public events and workshops through the winter season.

“The informal and familiar kitchen setting makes room for conversation and research to fold into each other in a place where roasting tins, vegetable stock, and molasses share shelves with books, drawings and film.”

Kirsty Clarke, 2019.


23 November

Black Hole Club: Do Digital Profiles Dream of Death?

Hannah Mary, Demelza Woodbridge & Emily Scarrott

Live Art Installation | Video | Robots | Plants | Rituals | Death Discussions

A co-presentation of independent research led practises; Hannah Mary, Demelza Woodbridge & Emily Scarrott provide a discursive space to encounter mutual discourses, centred around creating agency in the cleansing of our physical and digital ghosts.


12:00 – 16:00: Death Mask ritual: 1-1 Participatory work, places bookable.

18:00 – 20:00: Performance installation

20:00 – 21:00: ‘Death Cafe’ with refreshments: Inclusive and open conversation.

Do Digital Profiles Dream of Death? This mutual research undertakes a public exploration the mass hysteria and alienation that is built within the western practises in death and burial culture.  Demelza Woodbridge’s research questions the space between the self and the world, creating potential to destabilise the narratives attached to the politicised body. Emily Scarrott seeks to reclaim the tactile and a sense of nurture within masculine realism, Hannah Mary’s priority is to acknowledge the loss of ritualistic acknowledgement of trauma and grief in a capitalist death market.


6 December 18:00 – 21:00

Digbeth First Friday, Black Hole Club: Under Different Stars. 

The end of the year is a time of departures and arrivals, it is also a time to consolidate and celebrate. For the December First Friday we welcome you to join us to raise the roof at the culmination of our winter events. Expect cocktails, Interventions, gifs, impromptu DJ sets and karaoke as Black Hole Club seeks to change the space, perform and test out new ways of making and engaging with works.

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BHC Under Different Stars, Keith Dodds 2019