I Am What I Am, Tercerunquinto Intervention realised in July 2008 at IKON Eastside

I Am What I Am, Tercerunquinto, research presentation, 2007

Industrial Evolution & Industrial Devolution, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Museum M, Leuven (BE), 2013

Industrial Evolution, Maarten Vanden Eynde, S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE, 2009

Industrial Evolution, details one of the hundred objects, Maarten Vanden Eynde, 2009

Industrial Evolution, research presentation, 2007

LUNÄ, Marjolijn Dijkman, 2011 - ongoing

Artist talk by Tom and Simon Bloor, 2007

Walk with local historian through Eastside, 2007

Presentation of research results, 2007


Please, Excuse Our Appearance

Experimental residency

Initiated by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Helen Legg (IKON Gallery)

Location: IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Involved: Marjolijn Dijkman, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry, Tercerunquinto (Julio Castro, Gabriel Cázares and Rolando Flores)

Supported by: Mondriaan Fund, NL

Period: 15 June - 30 June 2007

Please Excuse Our Appearance was an experimental artists’ residency that reflected on the changing face of Eastside, a former industrial neighbourhood in Birmingham. Birmingham was the future, but that bit of the future is worn out now and we need a new one.

Spilling out from its central hub at Ikon Eastside, the project investigated the myriad public spaces around Digbeth and the Irish Quarter. The title of the project is derived from signs found in the city centre that apologise to passers-by for any temporary disorder in the look of the urban fabric. These somewhat over-eager messages, typically surrounded with hazard tape and large plastic barriers, suggest anxiety with regard to inconsistencies in the aesthetics of the city.

As a result of this residency Tercerunquinto realised a large intervention in the building of IKON EASTSIDE, Maarten Vanden Eynde produced the work and artists book 'Industrial Evolution' and Marjolijn Dijkman realised LUNÄ a table installation that is being used by Enough Room for Space.