Salt road commissioned artists in the Black Hole Club, an artist group based at Vivid Projects, a collaborative space supporting media arts practice. Based in Birmingham, BHC encourage innovation, risk and experimentation in artistic practice and work with artists and producers across disciplines. Salt road brought together artists from BHC, AirSpace Studios in Stoke, and Birmingham Open Media.
Treeline Exhibition at Vivid Projects
1 FEBRUARY – 4 FEBRUARY 2018, 11:00 – 16:00 2 February till 9pm
David Checkley, Anna Francis, Daniel Hopkins, Jaime Jackson, Becky Mahay, Coral Manton, Jenna Naylor, Sally Payen, Megan Powell, Robin Pugh, Laurie Ramsell, Kate Spence, Leon Trimble, Justin Wigan.
Treeline is a Salt Road on-going commission exploring process led biomimicry in which artists are responding to the biotic flow; nature is what we are and mimicking both natural forms and processes could take us to a place of recognising unsustainable behaviour toward the planet.
Funded by ACE and a-n Treeline brings together artists based in the Black Hole Club, Birmingham Open Media, Salt Road and AirSpace Studios, using analogue and digital media, particularly moving image, drawing, painting, and performance.
As part of the Treeline program, Artists from the Black Hole club visited Birmingham’s Biophilic city partners in both Oslo and Vitoria-Gasteiz to set up the network. Artists met with artist, academics environmentalists and curators in the cities as well as city and regional government representatives to agree an exchange programme. The project is based on Global environmental change and the new science of Biomimicry, an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. We will produce a blog about activity carried out to share learning and progress with the artists’ community.
Artists in the BHC Treeline program: