Wednesday 26 September
The Rainbow 20.00-late
VIVID and Fused Magazine will be hosting an evening to celebrate the launch of ‘Binary Oppositions’, an exciting international project curated by Matt Price. Featuring 10 of Birmingham’s contemporary artists and 20 musical and sonic arts acts the project takes the form of an exhibition, publication, album and a series of related events.
The evening marks the international launch of the Binary Oppositions album. Released by West Midlands-based independent record label Static Caravan, the album features 21 tracks ranging from music concrete to electronica, from post-rock to folk music. Artists and groups include Broadcast, Pram, Modified Toy Orchestra, Magnétophone, Mike in Mono, Micronormous, Seeland, Misty’s Big Adventure, doTb and Shady Bard.
The night also marks the launch of the Binary Oppositions publication, designed by Ben Javens with photography by Rory Buckland. It has been published, as with the album, in an edition of 500 copies and will be on sale during the evening.
The Binary Oppositions exhibition takes place at Citric Gallery in Brescia, northern Italy, from October 6, 2007, to January 3, 2008. The artists participating in the show are: Simon and Tom Bloor, Reuben Henry and Karen Kihlberg, Mike Johnston, Kate Pemberton, Juneau/Projects/ and Justin Wiggan and Oona Luras.
Following the drinks reception, album and publication launch at Vivid, the party continues at The Rainbow where there will be live performances by Micronormous and Mike in Mono, and a DJ set from doTb.