fs presents ‘Slide Night’ a nomadic slide projector performance evening hosted by Thomas Whittle as part of ‘Reading Week’ at CBS.
‘Slide Night’ takes the formal shape of a traditional slide talk, this one structure acting as a gimcrack portmanteau, within which function a series of diverse and disconnected movements, tangents and dead ends.
Artists are invited to produce a live presentation, the only rule being there must be at least one 35mm slide shown. This will be the eleventh edition of ‘Slide Night’.
Part exhibition, part contemplative study space, ‘Reading Week’ sees a series of invited artists initiate peer support and study whilst presenting live works that deal with text and reading, words and speaking, linguistics, language, looking and learning. Situated around a specially made, malleable seating installation influenced by a collection of egg cups, an ongoing Reading List will be nestled there too, with the installation playing host to two Saturday afternoon Reading Groups also. All kindly housed in the gallery at CBS.
Thomas Whittle (b.1988) is an artist based in Edinburgh. His practice encompasses photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and writing, often bringing these mediums together, attempting to navigate the duality of definition, ambiguity of usefulness and diluted purpose of the quiet and unassuming two-dimensional image. He founded curatorial project MONOMATIC, a roaming project space and self-publishes under the name Long Distance Press, founded with Adam Shield in 2016.
Thomas Whittle’s ‘Slide Night’ will bring ‘Reading Week’ to a close with slide projector presentations by a selection of Liverpool-based artists alongside Thomas himself. Celebratory refreshments will be served from 17.00, presentations begin at 17.30.