Ikon Eastside

Sat 25th July 2009
This is an archive item from Supersonic 2009

Raqs Media Collective
When the Scales Fall From Your Eyes

23 July – 6 September 2009
Open Thursday–Sunday, 1–5pm, admission free
Ikon Eastside, 183 Fazeley St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE
Tel. 0121 248 0708 / www.ikon-gallery.co.uk

New Delhi based artists Raqs Media Collective present an ambitious new installation considering the abundance of measurement in society.

Special Events as part of Supersonic Festival

Artists’ Talk
Friday 24 July, 6–7pm Places are free, but should be reserved by calling Ikon 0121 2480708
Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta from Raqs Media Collective talk about their work, with particular reference to their installation at Ikon Eastside.

Simon & Tom Bloor
Hey for Lubberland!
Launch Event, Friday 24 July, 7-9pm
The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SE
Join Ikon and the Bloors in Eastside to launch Hey for Lubberland!, their specially adapted canal boat, utilising geodesic design and dazzle camouflage. Music by Khyam Allami.
As part of the Supersonic Festival Simon & Tom Bloor’s boat will be moored at The Bond on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July. Open 1-5pm, admission free.
Visitors can make short journeys, accompanied by soundtracks selected by artists performing at the Festival. Boat trips leave The Bond promptly on the hour, limited to 12 places per trip, booking is strongly recommended – please call Ikon on 0121 248 0708. 
Children must be accompanied at all times.
Ikon Eastside features work by artists from all over the world often made in situ on an ambitious scale.