THE TBC COLLECTIVE WITH JAMES KEARNS + TARIK ROSS-CAMERON
Plus A.N.G, Jason Kofi-Haye + DJ Intensive Care
Brand new for this year, The Think Tank Club presents eclectic performances, up close and personal, in a relaxed club house environment.
The TBC Collective emerged out of the BAIT training programme for socially engaged artists in Birmingham. Presenting the works of experimental interactive poetry, filmmaking and storytelling.
James Kearns is a poet and performer from Birmingham. His work focuses on experimentation and collaboration and attempts to find new ways for an audience to interact with a poetry performance.
Tarik Ross-Cameron is a Birmingham-born performance poet whose style is distinguished by three qualities: rhythm, wonder and humanity. He tells engaging stories from experience and shares his musings with a lively wit and an undeniable warmth underpinning his words.
Poet and rapper A.N.G burst into the scene fairly late but her passion for music and lyrics steered her onto many stages and festivals around the country last year. She’ll grab you with her catchy hooks and thought provoking lyrics along with her energy on stage. Always representing. Taking influence from: Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot, Little Simz and Akala.
Who Do You Think You Are? A.N.G https://youtu.be/E8WHCa4FyxA
Jason created “Project 5am” in 2007, inspired by the Allen Ginsberg poem ‘Five am’. It was under this banner where he started to produce a series of interdisciplinary art works. Projects include the electronic album ‘Quixotes of Moons Fight The Windmills of Brixton’ and the experimental short film ‘Some kind of wonderful’ which was one of the films chosen for the Danish film auteur Lars Von Trier community project ‘Gesamt’ at the 2012 Copenhagen Art Festival. Project 5am music has featured on award wining documentaries, web shows, independent radio stations WFMU, Radio Scorpio and Soma FM. In 2014 Kofi-Haye created an new project titled ‘Flux Without Pause‘ which he has given presentations at SOAS and the University of Edinburgh that explored the notion of chaos via artworks in the “third space” as the key for transformation. His latest project Surf/ace is the first documentation of curating over a decades work of epiphanies, ideas and actions. In 2018 mhis videoart piece "We Be In No Thing" featured at the National Poetry Library.