2 – 18 December

LANGUAGE is the closing season of VIVID’s 2008-10 PIONEERS programme, and will itself culminate in the Nightmare Before Christmas party on 18 December, 8.30pm till late (admission £5).

The season consists of an international selection of moving image, exhibition, discussion and print. The featured works cover four decades, from films reflecting post-Structuralist theories of the 70s to documented actions and contemporary works newly commissioned by VIVID.

The featured artists will be John Adams, William Burroughs, Barbad Golshiri, Gary Hill, Valérie Mréjen, Aura Satz, Guy Sherwin, Margaret Tate and Olivier Zabat.

There will also be a programme of events to accompany the LANGUAGE Season:

4 December 2pm

John Smith anthology

9 December 6pm

Valérie Mréjen, Pork and Milk (2004)

11 December 2pm

Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider, Speaking in Tongues (2009)

16 December 6.30pm

Samuel Beckett, Not I, and Performance by Aura Satz, £2

For full details and information on all VIVID’s events go to

Picture credit: Gary Hill, Primary, 1978

Video (color, stereo sound); 1:40 min

Courtesy of the artist and Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

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