Act 41 VIVID/Fierce, Birmingham
Act 41 took place at 2.30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012 in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral with 10 Co-Recitors in English, French and Romanian. Act 41 was presented by VIVID and FIERCE Festival with refreshments hosted at Kafe 6/8
Act 41 is reviewed by Fierce Press Gang and by Beverley Knowles at this is tomorrow
Article 13 Mo White
Article 27.1 Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and share in scientific advancement and it’s benefits.
The central city site of the Cathedral’s grounds was a challenging place to speak from so many, many thanks to all the Co-Recitors for their courage in taking part. Shortly before the recitation VIVID sadly had to announce their closure, an event which brought Article 27 strongly into focus and gave Act 41 the privilege of becoming VIVID’s final event.:
Established in 1992, VIVID has become a leading organisation within the region and has achieved a strong reputation for its work with artist moving image and its track record of forging new collaborations between artists, the academic sector and industry. From the little seen work of the Film and Video Workshop Movement; to festivals about Fluxus and new shows from rising British artists such as Venice Silver Lion winner Haroon Mirza, the exhibition programme has won acclaim for juxtaposing new artist research and practice with key historical works and movements … to read the full announcement please go to www.vivid.org.uk
Many, Many thanks to VIVID’s Director, Yasmeen Baig-Clifford; Nicola Lowery, Laura Coult, Marian Hall and Sam Groves at VIVID: Co-Director of FIERCE Harun Morrison, Caroline and Stewards and all at FIERCE; the Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham, Carole Currier, the Vergers and all at Birmingham Cathedral who enabled Act 41 to be realised; everyone who came and witnessed Act 41; and last but not least, the young man who took the mike and re-iterated the following after the recitation seemed to have ended:
Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Act 41 Saturday 31 March 2012