Hans Eijkelboom: The Street and Modern Life - Commissioned by Multistory as part of an ongoing body of photographic work and archive that documents life in the Black Country and the West Midlands. The exhibition at the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery explores the construction of identity through clothing and personal appearance and, in turn, the relationship between individual and social identities in an increasingly globalised culture.
Action Space - A giant, colourful inflatable will land in Victoria Square. They will explore the legacy of Action Space, the pioneering 1970s performance art group whose enormous inflatables popped up in council estates, parks and shopping centres reaching people who wouldn’t dream of entering a gallery. Flatpack will be using the blow-up space for film screenings, live painting, workshops and talks.
Gebhard Sengmüller: Slide Movie – Diafilmprojektor - Using multiple slide projectors, the source for the work is an 80 second sequence from an old film. Each frame of the footage is mounted as a slide, then distributed among a series of slide projectors. Flashing, one immediately after the other, the projectors produce the appearance of a projected motion picture. Gebhard will deliver a talk about the work followed by a drinks reception at 5pm on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at BCU's Parkside Campus.
Unpacked - In partnership with Birmingham City University, hear from artists and filmmakers as they deconstruct their work, explain their creative process, and divulge their inner musings through workshops, talks and demonstrations.