Posts Tagged: Eastside

Flatpack Festival

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Fazeley Studios, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE Ikon and 7 Inch Cinema present a weekend of film screenings, performance and discussion. Man with Mirror Saturday 14 March, 7pm Filmmaker Guy Sherwin, with Lynn Loo, introduces a selection of his work, including his astonishing performance Man with Mirror. Aged 26, Sherwin shot… Read more »

Here & Now & The Future (Do you want to dance and blow your mind?

Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE Providing a welcoming environment for ‘kooks’, Ikon Eastside hosts a closing party to The Eternal Now: Warhol and Film ’63 – ’68 by artist Lucienne Cole & friends, including Steve Woods and film-maker Chris Keenan. Paying an affectionate homage to ‘The Exploding Plastic Inevitable’ and The… Read more »

The Eternal Now: Warhol and Film ’63-’68

This exhibition concentrated on the period of Warhol’s expansive studio renamed the ‘Silver Factory’. Key films by Warhol and his collaborators were presented, from the earliest period of the Factory when Warhol announced he was no longer making painting. From 1963 when Warhol bought his first 16mm movie camera, to 1968 when he started to… Read more »

Selected works

This presentation of work by Shanghai-based artist Yang Zhenzhong involved two video works and an installation of sculptural pieces. Let’s Puff (2002) involved two video projections screened parallel to each other. On one side a young woman against a black background blows air in sharp bursts towards the other side which featured footage of a… Read more »

Bangmingham (Come as you are)

Born in 1965 in Ayutthaya, Thailand artist Surasi Kusolwong studied in Germany for several years and now lives in Bangkok. During the last ten years he has shown work all over the world in both solo and group exhibitions. Kusolwong encourages audience participation, blurring lines drawn conventionally between art and life. He makes large-scale, interactive… Read more »


At Ikon Eastside, Graham Gussin presented his new film Spill (2006), shot at night on the neglected scrubland of Mitcham Common, near to where the artist lives in south east London. This landscape, with its graffitied buildings, is interrupted with glimpses of the metropolis shining tantalisingly in the distance. This is a seemingly unremarkable place,… Read more »

Selected works

British artist John Smith showed a selection of film and video work at Ikon Eastside. Each day a different piece or collection was screened including Associations (1975) A witty examination of the slippage between word and image. The Girl Chewing Gum (1975) A voice over directs a street scene in East London. As the director’s… Read more »

Takefumi Ichikawa

This installation by emerging Japanese artist Takefumi Ichikawa, involved transparent plastic shapes filled with helium. Referred to by Ichikawa as ‘ghosts of sculpture’, their fragility was enhanced by the tough interior of this industrial building. They floated almost invisibly, affected by the slightest movement of air, appealing to a profound sense of wonder. Ikon Eastside… Read more »


This two screen audio-visual installation was shown at The Chapel and Sunday School, Fazeley Street during November 2005. Lifeguards begins with a colourful scene of women and children playing in the water off the Tel Aviv beach, a classic picture of leisure. Shot from a distance and screened silently, the peaceful image is suddenly interrupted… Read more »

When Sky was Sea

To coincide with Artsfest 2005, Shimabuku invited local people to help him metaphorically turn the world upside down. Hundreds of kites, produced in the form of fish and octupuses were flown in the skies above Birmingham’s Eastside district.

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