SARAH ANGLISS | Flatpack – celebrating the 1960s Birmingham Arts Lab

Flatpack – celebrating the 1960s Birmingham Arts Lab

  • Apr 2013

  • Sarah

To celebrate the heyday of Birmingham Arts Lab, I performed live at Flatpack Festival, Birmingham on 30 March 2013.

Here’s Alan Moore talking to Flatpack curators about the arts labs of the 60s and 70s. With its lack of hierarchy, its collaborative working and an atmosphere which encouraged wild creativity, the arts lab scene has strong affinities with hacking and making culture today.

Wolfgang, Sarah Angliss' robot drummer (photo Agata Urbaniak)

Wolfgang, robot drummer (photo Agata Urbaniak)

My performance was one of a series at Minerva Works, Digbeth, curated by Vivid Projects. I played live on theremin, laptop and other electronics, accompanied by my automata. Here’s a photo of one of one of them: Wolfgang, a Kling Klang-inspired robot drummer. Wolfgang had his debut performance earlier in 2013 at Spirit of Gravity, Brighton.