Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

Fierce Festival 2013 – Throughout the Festival

Exhibition: Fun with Cancer Patients
Brian Lobel (UK)
7 September – 6 October
mac birmingham

Brian Lobel has drawn on his own experience of cancer treatment as a young adult to facilitate a series of ‘actions’ by Birmingham teenage cancer patients. These actions are self-initiated and designed to be of value to the teenagers themselves in processing their experience of cancer. These actions took place following a workshop process over the summer of 2013. The exhibition documents these activities, alongside reflections from medical professionals. Free

Presented in association with mac birmingham. Supported by the Wellcome Trust.


Exhibition: What Happens at the Festival Stays at the Festival
The School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design.
24 September – 16 October

Over the last six months, Fierce has been delving into its storage unit, drawing together paperwork, documentation, marketing material and arranging meetings with founding figures, in its first steps towards building an archive of fifteen years of activity. Free

Supported by BIAD, Birmingham City University and The University of Warwick.


Kate McIntosh (BE)
Minerva Works, Digbeth.

Worktable is a live installation, open in the daytime across the festival. Worktable takes place in a series of rooms – that you must sign-in to enter and can stay as long as you like. Once inside you are given instructions, equipment and safety goggles so you can get to work – it’s up to you to decide how things come apart, and how they come back together.


This work is one of Fierce’s selected highlights from IBT Festival, Bristol as part of our partnership with them and SPILL for a ‘Year of Live Art 2013’.


Paper Stages
Curated by Forest Fringe (UK)
Across Birmingham

Paper Stages is a festival of performance contained within the pages of a beautifully designed book. Each page containing a completely new work by a different artist. Collectively these artists invite you to perform their creations in various locations around the city, from side streets and parks to your own home.


A Sculpture for Birmingham
Denis Tricot (FR)
Birmingham City Centre

Denis Tricot creates intricate looping structures from balsa wood. His delicate interventions create new ephemeral relationships with their site. In the past these structures have been used as instruments with wire strung between them, stage sets for dancers to interact with and even set on fire..


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