At the start of the week I took the decision to reschedule the This Is Then show at The Tin. This exhibition and gig and performance and workshop has been in development on and off for over ten years – from images I took 40 years ago. But pandemics and gigs don’t mix well.
My decision has the full support of The Tin who have kindly offered alternatives dates – so circumstances allowing we will be rescheduling the show for September 2020, with the launch and Attrition gig on friday 18th September and the show hanging at The Tin until 28th Sept.
There will still be the same program of events with both my ‘audio reactive performative visuals’ colaboration with Alex Miles and Ashley James Browns Processing Community Day, Coventry going ahead.
Prints rolled up in archival boxes – they can wait
More info about my exhibition at The Tin in April 2020, where I will be showing a set of large scale prints – the first time any of this work has been exhibited. this is then – a visual record of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-81.
It runs for a week – from Friday 3rd April to Friday 10th. Work will be displayed in both the venue and in the community space and it will usually be open 11am to 5pm, and its supported by gigs, performances and workshops, that take a journey from this is then, to this is now.
3rd 6–8pm this is then Show opening 3rd 8pm Attrition + DJ Mark Cook £6 / £8 5th 1–4pm Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne 8th 11am–5pm Ashley James Brown, Processing Community Day Coventry
Friday 3rd April Attrition
Without Martin Bowes Alternative Sounds fanzine its unlikley I would of taken any of these shots. He’s also been fronting Attrition since then – still standing & just back from a tour of Japan – so its great to have him onboard with Attritions first gig in Cov for five years.
DJ Mark Cook
Marks Mark E. Smith Fall events got me into experimenting with my images – projecting them at the old CET print room & at The Tin which was then the inspiration for doing a show there.
Sunday April 5th Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne
I’ll be doing some sort of ‘audio reactive performative visuals’ (ha) with Alex Miles – who will be doing the audio – this is more a improvised performance than gig and will be happening on the sunday afternoon in The Tin venue, along side a daytime canal basin event.
Alex Miles is part of the mighty SynthCurious who have been doing lots of really neat synth based stuff in Cov over the last few years.
Wednesday 8th April – Ashley James Brown – Processing Community Day Coventry