Exhale LAUNCHES and EVENTS
The official launch of the "EXHALE" publication took place at Manchester's Green Room on March 23rd 2007, though there are previews and other events in various parts of the country.
“The Next Breath” project is presented for the first time in the format of a screening event, along with a live music performance with video projection and a talk/discussion led by the artists. These events, also entitled "EXHALE" are taking place in each of the five cities which have hosted and contributed to “The Next Breath”, i.e. Manchester, Glasgow, Derby, London and Plymouth.
The young Glasgow-based music group "4-D" are involved in some of these performances, while the poet Khasrow Mustafa is involved in others.
Some of the original "Terminal Frontiers" works is also being re-visited at these events, which are also available for further bookings.
Exhale event schedule:
CREOLISING EUROPE conference:
by the Migration and Diaspora Cultural Studies Network (based at Manchester University), where virtual migrants performed a Passenger presentation and multimedia concert performance on 8th September 2007, and also delivered a paper presentation and discussion entitled "Crossing Aesthetic Territories". More...
SIGGRAPH 2007 - "Global Eyes" Art Exhibition curated by Vibeke Sorensen:
Virtual Migrants exhibited both the What If I'm Not Real installation plus the EXHALE works along with a series of live performances, from August 5th-9th in San Diego, USA. Read our report on this here, or check out their site at www.siggraph.org/s2007/attendees/art/ and view a rave review of our show there at http://reports.siggraph.org/s2007/venue-articles/art-gallery-digital-performances/ .
Street Level Photoworks,
Saturday 23rd June 2007, 4 –7pm
EXHALE - event including screenings and performance. Founder member of artist collective Virtual Migrants, Kooj Chuhan will introduce screenings of short films from the Exhale DVD publication, recently launched in Manchester, followed by a brief Q&A slot. The Exhale DVD, Audio-CD and two booklets with 40 pages of essays, images and contexts will be available at a discounted rate at the event.
- LIVE multimedia-music performance by Glasgow hip hop band 4D playing to Keith Piper's original Stranger interactive projection, shown in Glasgow for the first time.
- Multi Story - Iseult Timmermans will reveal the new development plans for this ground breaking collaborative arts programme.
Food and refreshments provided. Families welcome.
Street Level Photoworks 48 King Street Glasgow G1 5QT Scotland T: +44 (0)141 552 2151 www.streetlevelphotoworks.org
EXHALE: the event at The Green Room, Manchester - 23rd March 2007
5 years of electronic art engaging with asylum and migration in a new world order are brought together on this special night. This includes the Passenger multimedia music performance featuring acclaimed artist Keith Piper and award-winning hip-hop group 4-D from Glasgow, plus film screenings, photography exhibition, installations and the launch of a new publication.
Amazing! More details here.
EXHALE EARLY LAUNCH 2:
Plymouth Arts Centre – 30th November 2006
Special Exhale event with screenings of Next Breath films featuring the premiere of "Our Plymouth, This Land", music performance and discussion. Plymouth Arts Centre 38 Looe Street, Plymouth, PL4 0EB T: +44 (0)1752 206 114 www.plymouthac.org.uk
EXHALE EARLY LAUNCH 1:
Watermans, London (Brentford) – 18th November 2006, 4pm – 8pm
Urban Arts Showcase featuring Exhale by Virtual Migrants which led the day, with Kooj as MC, film screenings in the afternoon and the grand finale involving a roaring multimedia music performance in collaboration with 4D from Glasgow.
40 High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 0DS T: +44 (0)20 8232 1010 www.watermans.org.uk