There are just three weeks until Northern Film & Media and Generator’s Space Invasion project for the BBC /Arts Council England funded channel The Space draws to a close at the Sage Gateshead with a headline performance from the Mercury Prize nominated electronic hip hop artist ghostpoet.
A limited number of tickets remain for the event which also features an Old Grey Whistle Test inspired DVJ set from Raj Pannu (Coldcut) and three of the North East’s most exciting new acts from Generator's Tipping Point network.
The performance marks the finale of Space Invasion – Northern Film & Media and Generator’s major new interactive arts project funded through the £2.5 million Arts Council/BBC Space initiative.
Space Invasion has already produced the stunning Pallion featuring Lanterns on the Lake and Novak Collective’s musical/visual depiction Sunderland’s Pallion shipyard and the historic vessel TSS Manxman lying in it. Pallion is available on The Space now.
Other highlights include Poetic Licence - Maximo Park lead singer Paul Smith’s interpretation of poet Lavinia Greenlaw’s ‘Essex Kiss’ in Newcastle’s ancient Morden Tower. Poetic Licence will be available on The Space shortly.
Meanwhile, Generator and Northern Film & Media have commissioned North Yorkshire-based production company Dustfarm to make an £8k music video for pioneering electronic musician SBTRKT (XL Recordings/Young Turks). Dustfarm will work with SBTRKT – AKA Aaron Jerome – and vocalist Sampha on a futuristic music video for the London-based artist’s ‘Trials of the Past’ track. The video will gain its premiere on 22 September and all the content produced will be screened at the finale event.
Click here to buy tickets (£8) for Space Invasion at The Sage Gateshead.