Posts Tagged: Ikon Eastside

Rites of Spring: Ikon Music Festival

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE Ikon presented Rites of Spring, a special festival of live music that took place at Ikon Eastside in Digbeth from 7  to 9 April 2011. Modified Toy Orchestra, Martin Creed and his band and Fyfe Dangerfield headlined the three-night festival, which showcased a pick of emerging… Read more »

A Blonde Farewell!

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE This year’s Ikon Eastside closing party takes inspiration from our final exhibition of 2010, AVPD’s Hitchcock Hallway. Alfred Hitchcock is renowned for films featuring blonde leading women such as Grace Kelly, Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren. Music, light and atmosphere all play with notions of mistaken identity… Read more »

Hitchcock Hallway/Conceal/Level/Rotoobjects

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE In 2010, Ikon Eastside presented Hitchcock Hallway, an installation by Danish artist duo AVPD, whose work typically consists of complex spatial and perceptual experiments that analyse the ways in which people respond to their environments. The title makes reference to director Alfred Hitchcock who employed spatial… Read more »

This Could Happen To You

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE Ikon Eastside stages a new version of Jolyon Laycock’s 1974 “environmental audio-visual collage” This Could Happen To You. Laycock’s original installation was interactive and highly-politicised; a combination of projected slide images,  sound recordings and printed text which served as an explorative survey of political anxieties. Reconfigured… Read more »

Sergio Vega

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham Argentinian-born artist Sergio Vega presents high definition video imagery which explores the mythologies of paradise. Static camera shots show the vivid landscape of Brazil; forests, animals, insects, rivers, towns and people are carefully synchronised across multiple projections. Vega’s interest in notions of paradise stems from a seventeenth century… Read more »

Andrew Cross & Carl PalmerIn Conversation

Andrew Cross and Carl Palmer discuss their partnership in developing this new work for Ikon Eastside within the context of broader issues including the locations and memories of rock music in 1970s Britain.

The Solo

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham A film by Andrew Cross, featuring the music of Carl Palmer. Ikon presents a new film by British artist Andrew Cross exploring the relationship between music and space by focusing on a much-maligned musical form: the rock drum solo. Through a process of rigorous editing, sequences of tightly… Read more »

Ikon Eastside

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE This exhibition of newly commissioned work by German artist Florian Hecker characteristically investigates sound in relation to the human body and place, problematising and disrupting spatial perception. A trail of four independent electro-acoustic works intensifies to become increasingly abstract through movement in the gallery space. The… Read more »

Tango Schumann

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE Video screening and performance, 2.30pm Ikon presents the work of renowned British performance artist Anthony Howell. Video works Homage to the Horses of Saint Petersburg (1998) and The World Turned Upside Down (2002) precede Complexities, a dance performance by Howell and his partner Lindi Köpke. A… Read more »

Tango classes

Tango Classes, Sunday 2 May 3.30pm – introductory class for beginners 4.30pm – advanced class for experienced dancers £7 per person, £5 concessions Afternoon tea is provided. To reserve a place please call Ikon on 0121 248 0708, cash payment only accepted on the day. Ikon also presents video works Homage to the Horses of… Read more »

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