£5 tick­ets / BOOK HERE

8pm / 25 August 2022

CFC Stu­di­os, Birm­ing­ham, UK

Mul­ti­verse is a new, exper­i­ment­al event explor­ing the rela­tion­ship between live music and digit­al worlds through kal­eido­scop­ic inter­act­ive pro­jec­tions. This show is set to be held at CFC Stu­di­os in Birm­ing­ham on Thursday 25th August, as part of Gal­lery 37, a flag­ship devel­op­ment pro­gramme cel­eb­rat­ing Birmingham’s Cre­at­ive Future. This year’s cohort have been com­mis­sioned to cre­ate works on the theme of ‘roam­ing’. 

This event — part digit­al art exhib­i­tion, part music show­case — aims to sub­merge its audi­ence into a digit­al space in which guests will have the chance to con­trol art pro­jec­tions using a Play­sta­tion con­trol­ler through­out the course of the night, explor­ing the con­nec­tion between phys­ic­al and vir­tu­al art. Inter­activ­ity is a sig­ni­fic­ant part of this event, where audi­ence mem­bers have the oppor­tun­ity to con­trol pro­jec­tions, and there­fore influ­ence the exper­i­ence for them­selves and oth­ers. 

A series of pro­jec­tions, includ­ing this forest-scape, has been built by the cur­at­or of Mul­ti­verse, world-build­ing artist and musi­cian DEMARAE. The visu­als will inter­act and sync with the sounds of a line-up of Birm­ing­ham’s up and com­ing music­al tal­ent cross­ing hip-hop, R&B, and Amapi­ano genres, includ­ing Com­mon­Wealth Games open­ing cere­mony sing­er Indigo Mar­shall, sing­er-song­writer ReRe, lyr­i­cist CreezOn, artist Shenâi, rap­per Yonko Leck, sing­er-song­writer Odd Priest, musi­cian Tar­ju Le’Sano, DJ sets by Rhex­is and more.

Inspired by sci­ence fic­tion and ret­ro­fu­tur­ism, DEMARAE cre­ates reflec­tions of altern­at­ive real­it­ies in a styl­ised way, allow­ing play­ers to exper­i­ence new and famil­i­ar envir­on­ments and take on adven­tures, both vir­tu­ally and son­ic­ally. Envi­sion­ing poten­tial futures, and the rep­lic­a­tion of ‘mod­ern Mid­lands’ as a back­drop for vir­tu­al storytelling are com­mon­place in DEMARAE’s work.

His latest visu­al, a take on how the game GTA (Grand Theft Auto) might look if based in Birm­ing­ham has taken Twit­ter by storm. The artist has digit­ally built parts of Birm­ing­ham, and these areas will be play­able at ‘Mul­ti­verse’ with the use of a Play­sta­tion con­trol­ler.
Mul­ti­verse cre­at­or, DEMARAE says:

“Whenev­er I’ve been to live shows and raves and seen the visu­als in the back­ground — I always won­der what it’s like to jump into that world and explore it. Mul­ti­verse gives the audi­ence a chance to explore mul­tiple worlds..”

Mul­ti­verse is pro­duced by Gallery37 along­side Punch Records. Nine young artists took part in Gal­lery 37’s 2021 two-week res­id­ency, tipped as Birmingham’s Cre­at­ive Future. They have been com­mis­sioned to cre­ate brand new work that will be presen­ted around Birm­ing­ham through­out August — Octo­ber 2022, centred on the theme of ‘roam­ing’.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.