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Grand Union, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RS

Emma Hart: big MOUTH

Radio Shame

big MOUTH actively questions the values of photography, just as it questions the making of objects through new works that draw from the nagging bodily anxieties of daily life. Review by Cathy Wade

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The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG | Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND

Mat Collishaw at The New Art Gallery Walsall and the Library of Birmingham

Mat Collishaw, All Things Fall, 2014

Mat Collishaw’s approach to art is filled with respect for the past. Victorian and Baroque cultures in particular are being constantly reiterated in his oeuvre, with the artist seemingly spellbound by their dubious character. Review by Dominika Mackiewicz

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Birmingham Open Media, 1 Dudley St, Birmingham B5 4EG

Fierce Festival, Davis Freeman: Karaoke(ART)

Karaoke(ART)

Karaoke(ART) activates video through invitation - for contemporary artists to reinterpret the available space of karaoke, to use it as they wish, to add, unbalance, distort or reveal truths that can be pulled from the undercurrents of their chosen song. Review by Cathy Wade.

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DanceXchange, Thorp St, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TB

Fierce Festival, Simone Aughterlony, Antonija Livingstone and Hahn Rowe: Supernatural

Supernatural

There is a power struggle between us, the audience, trying to fix our own meaning onto these multiplicitous bodies, and these bodies constantly tricking us, evading us, sending us on a wild goose-chase. The show teases us, castigating us lightly for trying to force the violence of our own perception and interpretation on these bodies. Louise Orwin responds to Supernatural.

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mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Atom Egoyan: Steenbeckett

Atom Egoyan, Steenbeckett, installation view at mac birmingham, 2015

Atom Egoyan, a Canadian film director renowned for his movies concerning themes of displacement and mechanisms of time and memory, has always been fascinated by Beckett and his pursuit to tackle the inexplicable within the brackets of language. Review by Dominika Mackiewicz

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COW, 82-85 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham B5 6DY & The Drum, 144 Potters Ln, Birmingham B6 4UU

Fierce Festival, PME-ART: The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information & Listening Party

Listening Party, COW

In the YouTube/Spotify universe where we expect flashy visuals and every song present at our fingertips, in a world where recorded music is so often the sound of the background, the gentle fumbling of the record player and clumsiness of the vinyl is charming. The liveness of the performance offers an alternative mode of being together, a difference pace for our communal rhythm. Review by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson

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Moseley Road Baths, Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AN

Fierce Festival, SLIP

SLIP

SLIP, Fierce Festival’s two-day take-over of the disused Women’s Slipper Baths at the historic Moseley Road Baths, is reviewed by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson.

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