Mark Titchner works in a wide variety of media, often combining new technologies with more traditional craft techniques. An overarching interest is the ways in which communication engenders belief. Text commonly features within his work and he draws from a wide range of sources including song lyrics, advertising slogans, corporate mission statements and political manifestos.
Newly commissioned works will be shown alongside key works from the artist’s past practice. Amongst the brand new works will be a video portrait of Nicholas Bullen, a founding member of Napalm Death, and an enormous banner that combines digital image manipulation with the raw structure of a breeze-block wall.
The exhibition is presented as part of Home of Metal, a celebration of the music that was born in the Black Country and Birmingham. Created and produced by Capsule, the project brings people together to share their passion and to explore themes of Heavy Metal through exhibitions, film screenings, live events, a conference and family friendly activities. Four decades since Heavy Metal was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world, Home of Metal honours a truly global musical phenomenon.
For the full season and detailed event information, please visit www.homeofmetal.com
This exhibition has been supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.
Thursday 7 July, 6-8pm. All Welcome.
Special performance by Nicholas Bullen at 7pm.
Saturday 10 September, 2pm
Join the artist for an informal tour of his exhibition.
Please reserve your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.Image credit:
Mark Titchner, Ergo Ergot, 2006
wood, steel, motors, electrical and mechanical components,
DVD loop, monitors and speakers
Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold, London