Friday 7 October, FIFTEEN and Mitra Saboury exhibition at Millennium Point, 6 – 8pm

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FIFTEEN

Millennium Point 

Curzon Street

Birmingham B4 7XG

6–8pm

In celebration of Millennium Point’s 15th anniversary this year, we have partnered with a creative skills and design agency, Space_Play, to create a 3D framed sculpture. Displayed on Millennium Point’s Atrium Wall on Level 0, the artwork will be unveiled on Friday 7th October and we would like to invite you along! The event will run from 6.30pm until 8pm.

The exhibition will not only commemorate the 15-year history of Millennium Point as an iconic landmark venue in the city centre, it will explore the depths of what Millennium Point does, and convey a colliding of science and technology with creative culture.

The artists have worked closely with Millennium Point over the summer to create a sculpture that will epitomise the history and changes of the building over the last 15 years.

The final piece will be a layered and interconnected series of 3D exploration diagrams as the linking references between the building itself and the patterns of the architectural elements and the social activities throughout Millennium Point, celebrating the building and its story.

The launch will coincide with Digbeth First Friday when the streets of Digbeth come alive with culture, exhibitions and special events.

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Please see our website listing here: https://www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/Event/fifteen-exhibition-launch-event

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Mitra Saboury exhibition, Pulling Walls

We are delighted to present a two-part solo exhibition of new work by Mitra Saboury at Millennium Point and Grand Union.  

For her exhibition at Millennium Point, a selection of Saboury’s video works will take over the Atrium screen*, projecting her work to the enormous scale of 12m x 7m. Her short videos Stumbling Block, Hardscape and Babyface feature fragmented views of the artist’s face, hands and feet exploring material connections with concrete, clay and domestic environments. Other more intimate videos including Nibblings, Dry Wall and You Complete Me will be screened on a small monitor roaming throughout the Atrium during the exhibition. These videos explore exchanges between body, material, object and structure, asking questions about navigation, comfort, consumption and the ways in which we might be enveloped by different kinds of spaces and places.

Saboury’s new work is marked by changes to the industrial, commercial, domestic and creative uses of buildings situated within Digbeth, an area soon to be greatly affected by plans for the development of the High Speed Two (HS2) train line. Her video works renegotiate the social and political relationships between a building’s surface, shell and core, and the narratives and histories embedded in its layers. Her work proposes possibilities for the reclamation of space by the body.

Based between London and Los Angeles, Saboury uses her body as a sensual and sentient research tool to explore the architectural contexts of domestic and urban space. With a background in neuroscience, her artistic practice considers the physical and psychological impacts of space upon the body. Her work across a range of media including video, photography, sculpture and performance probes aspects of interior and exterior space that are usually overlooked, making works that are frequently playful and sometimes uncomfortable.

Please see our website listing here: https://www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/Event/mitra-saboury-pulling-walls

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