21 Mar 2011 – 29 Apr 2011

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Grand Union

Birmingham, United Kingdom


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  • Train Stations: nearest is Moor Street 10 minutes walk 20 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street


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1 cycle of open-residencies and workshops, 3 artists groups, 1 place of arrival and departure, 3 ongoing research projects and works. A 6-week programme of new research, contexts of collaboration, creation and distribution.


SEARCH ENGINE is a six-week open-residencies programme aimed at facilitating new processes of production, collaborative research and forms of distribution. During SEARCH ENGINE Grand Union's project space will be transformed into a place of arrival and departure, from which data will be searched, collected, tested, inputted and outputted into contexts that will emerge through the process of artistic research and production. For SEARCH ENGINE Grand Union has invited three artists groups - Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, American Mountains, GOTO10 - to work in the project space for two weeks each; taking as their departure point the investigation of the complex relationship between history and technology, and the way it connects to Grand Union's locale, Digbeth (Birmingham). DATES: 21 March - 2 April MANU LUKSCH & MUKUL PATEL, Kayak Libre <> Opening: 24 March 6 -9 pm Artists talk at 6.30pm Film screening at VIVID at 9 pm Final open workshop: 2 April (Produced in collaboration with Fierce & or-bits.com; with the support of VIVID and Austrian Cultural Forum) 2 April - 16 April AMERICAN MOUNTAINS: Greenway Not Romania day: 8 April, 12-8 pm / event 6-8 pm Greenway day: 9 April, 12-8 pm / event 6-8 pm We Fucked This Up day: 15 April, 12-8 pm / event 6-8 pm Final open workshop and Launch Event: 16 April 16 April - 30 April GOTO10, /!POP!: points of presence/ Final open workshop: 30 April Friday 13 May 2011, 12-8pm Grand Union presents an exhibition of material produced throughout Search Engines. Artists' and Curator's Talk - At 6pm the SEARCH ENGINE artists discuss their experiences on the residency programme with the project curator. More open events and workshops will be scheduled during each residency and will be announced on our website. Gallery opening hours may vary during each residency. For detailed programme visit our website. Email info@grand-union.org.uk for more information.


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