For one night only VIVID hosted an art party inspired by the colourful club nights of Birmingham's underground scenes in the 1980s. On Friday 10 September 2010, VIVID's project space was taken over by performers, DJs and visual artists who conspired to create an excitingly strange evening of disco!
Artists included 80s original ‘Gay Jon', the brains behind Bradford Street's outrageously lewd and notorious Cum Club; and Brian Duffy, award winning sound artist and creator of The Modified Toy Orchestra. Also at VIVID, John Napier (Jugend Klub), Greg Haines (Tropical Hotdog) and Richard A. Spears (Ducks Bath) each crafted a special playlist in response to The Cum Club.
Cum Clubbing was presented as part of Sleeve Notes, an ongoing project conceived by artist-curator Trevor Pitt (POD projects) during his residency at VIVID in 2009. Sleeve Notes examines the spaces where popular culture fraternizes with the canonical world of art and the individuals who played a significant, often underground role in shaping the music, fashion, and club scenes in Birmingham during the late 70s and 1980s.