When: 17th September – 5th November 2011
Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
What is it?
Child is a new major three screen video commission and film-set installation in the main gallery at Eastside Projects by Chicago based William Pope.L, the self dubbed ‘Friendliest Black Artist in America’. Child is an epic artwork about a small troubled family, coping with the long absence and return of the father. Pope.L continues to construct surprising and unique work around the dispersion and coalescing of matter, values and concepts of what it means to be alive.
William Pope.L (b.1955, New Jersey, USA) who lives and works in Chicago has been making multi-disciplinary works since the 1970s, and has exhibited internationally. In 2009 he was commissioned by Hauser & Wirth to create an installation in response to Kaprow’s “Yard”, and participated in the New Museum’s “The Last Newspaper” 2010-11 with a reenactment of his infamous “Eating the Wall Street Journal” performance.
More info: Eastside Projects