Vivid Projects: A Record of Undying

Dr Michele Aaron of the University of Birmingham’s Department of Film and Creative Writing has been involved in a new exhibition opening at Vivid Projects in Digbeth, Birmingham this October 3rd.

Friday 03 October, 6-9pm

Exhibition Launch (6-9pm) & Performance (7.30pm and 8.30pm)

Join Vivid Projects for the launch of A Record of Undying, a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the last taboo: dying and death.
In an intimate and moving series of installations, British video artist George Saxon deals unflinchingly with the death of his partner and collaborator on the work, D.John Briscoe.
An exhibition brochure with commissioned essay from Dr Michele Aaron, University of Birmingham will be available from 3 October.
At 7.30pm artist George Saxon presents Blissfully Gunned Down (1980 – 2013), a live durational 16mm performance which reworks footage of D. John Briscoe’s staged death in 1980. The performance will be repeated for Digbeth First Friday at 8.30pm.

Things That Go Pop: A review

Back on Sept 6th, on the opening night of the British Science Festival, the Public Engagement Working Group helped sponsor an event curated by Flatpack film festival. Things That Go Pop was an evening of combustible vapours, scientific cocktails, and free thinking inspired by chemist, theologian, and all-round visionary Joseph Priestley. This event was included in the British Science Festival programme and featured experiments and demos led by University of Birmingham researchers from Chemistry and History departments. In the lead up to the event, the University’s research pop-up shopThink Corner  also ran chemistry inspired activities to promote Things That Go Pop.

Chemist, Rowena Fletcher-Wood was one UoB researcher who was part of the evening’s activities. We asked Rowena to write us a mini-review which you can read below.

Were you there? If so, let us know what you thought in the comments below! Should we do more of this type of thing?