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Living For The Weekend

Wednesday 27th March, 2013

Getting ready for the weekend? Flatpack is on hand to help out with two great events that are set to making the closing weekend of the Festival a memorable one:


On Friday night prepare yourself for an evening of  VHS horror, fuzzed-out beauty, mangled jungle and a bit of throbbing bass. Demdike Stare + Lee Gamble are taking over the Flatpack Palais, in the Custard Factory, with live AV sets followed by a DJ set from Nicholas Bullen.

Demdike Stare describe their modus operandi thus: “You get a load of ingredients, throw them all into a cauldron, set fire to it and see what happens.” Their music fits no obvious category, with cauldron ingredients including film scores, obscure jazz, Iranian folk and Nordic drone.

Lee Gamble has been reliving his youth in Birmingham clubs recently, unspooling old jungle tapes and pulverising them into new shapes, so it’s nice to have him back. Moving from the mangled speech and digital feedback of his Entr’acte releases, his latest stuff on Pan is getting dangerously close to dance music, albeit with the same skewed sense of space and time. Providing the images is Cyrk collaborator (and erstwhile Flatpack designer) Gas.

For more information and tickets click HERE


If you're saving yourself for Saturday following from the long and dishonourable tradition of Flatpack Saturday nights (see Plasticine and Paper parties passim), then you're in luck. The Palais becomes home to a stereoscopic shindig with a 3D Party.

Expect great music, visuals from the third dimension, red/blue beverages and plenty to occupy idle hands. Entry to the 3D party also gets you into the Custard Factory theatre, which tonight plays host to a unique performance…

Film Ficciones presents:

THE MASK 3D (a.k.a. Eyes of Hell) Special presentation of this cult classic psychological horror trip, featuring a newly created live music score by Film Ficciones & Nick Sales (PramBlissBodyProject DARKBow Gamelan Orchestra) for the film’s famously bizarre, Jungian 3D sequences.

The first 30 people through the door will be given a special 3D Mystic Mask Viewer, a facsimile of the original giveaway from the film’s initial release. The first 50 will receive a special commemorative booklet with original art, extensive programme notes and background material on the film.

Put the mask on now…..

For more information and tickets click HERE

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