The Event commissions
Earlier this year, Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum (BCAF) asked for proposals and submissions from artist projects and artist/curators in the Midlands. A number of fascinating commissions have come out of this. I look forward to seeing them over The Event weekend (4th-8th November). These include:
- Juneau Projects will be performing a new work, The Forward Statue in Flames which ‘considers the live gig as a form of sculpture’. The work will feature their amazing handmade instruments (Can you make me one guys?!) and costumes along with sound reactive visuals. They will play live at Eastside Projects from 9.30 on 6th November.
- Mark Essen has a number of interesting interventions planned for the weekend. At the Anchor Inn the ‘Mark Essen Event Brew’ ale will be on sale and on Friday 6th, the performance And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Morris Men will take place, Morris Men escorting audiences from venue to venue. Wow! (with bells on…)
- An Endless Supply have created Issue 7 of their monthy open submission arts publication specifically for The Event and will feature work from the artists involved.