PICK OF THE WEEK
Vivid Projects, from Friday June 26
A fascinating and timely roundup of work from six artists examining 21st-century surveillance culture and the uneasy effect of technology on our privacy. Drones loom large in the exhibition, while American artist Sang Mun presents his decryption-resistant ZXX typeface.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Fay Nicolson: OVER AND OVER PURE FORM
Grand Union, from Friday June 26
An examination of the physicality of images and the transformative effect of repetition, with the pieces on display forming only one part of the overall enterprise.
7 Artists x 7 Plates
Grand Union, Friday June 26
In celebration of the Digbeth art space’s fifth birthday, Alex Claridge of culinary adventurers Nomad presents dishes created in collaboration with the venue’s studio artists.
The 42nd Street To Paradise Film Festival
Various venues, Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27
Two days of grindhouse goodness in Digbeth – the Rainbow Arena becomes a drive-in cinema, screening a double feature of 80s exploitation, while the Mockingbird Theatre hosts Q&As with horror luminaries Ian McCulloch and Norman J Warren.
9 Evenings: Re-Imagining – AUTOICON
Vivid Projects, Saturday June 27
A special salon examining the late Donald Rodney’s AUTOICON project, in which both his physical presence and elements of his creative personality were simulated on the nascent internet.
The Stuart Hall Project
Drum, Tuesday June 30
John Akomfrah’s film documenting the life of the celebrated sociologist and co-founder of the influential Birmingham School of Cultural Studies, with music by Miles Davis.
Rep, until Saturday June 27
The sixth annual jamboree of cutting-edge European theatre, turning the Rep inside-out and inviting the audience to dine with the performers.
Trevor Appleson: Birmingham
Mac, until Sunday July 5
Portraits of young Brummies by the renowned photographer, examining the city’s cultural diversity and the current shape of youth culture.
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