Free entry Online event Performance

Uttering Ferocious Love An open reading with staff and students from Birmingham City University

Mikhail Karikis, Ferocious Love 2020 © Mikhail Karikis

Hear a selection of readings that respond to the current climate emergency and share your own

Join staff and students on the MA Arts and Education Practices course at Birmingham City University for an online participatory reading event. Hear readings from J G Ballard's Crystal World and the Strugatsky’s brothers Roadside Picnic, chosen in response to Mikhail Karikis’s installation Ferocious Love. Both texts speak of the near future, climate emergencies and of our past. Termed as sci-fi at the point of publication the texts are prescient about our current climate emergency. Each participant is invited to bring with them a short section of additional text that they feel connects with the exhibition.

This event will take place over Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the start of the course. You will receive the link once you have booked on to join this event.

Beyond the lagoon, the endless tides of silt had begun to accumulate into enormous glittering banks, here & there overtopping the shoreline like the immense tippings of some distant goldmine. JG Ballard The Crystal World, 1966

The asphalt was all cracked, and grass had grown in the cracks. But that was still our human grass. On the sidewalk on our left there was black bramble growing, and you could tell the boundaries of the Zone: the black growth ended at the curb as if it had been mown. Arkady and Boris Strugatsky Roadside Picnic, 1971

Online Event

This performance will take place over Zoom. Zoom ID and password will be sent over email before the event begins along with instructions for connecting.

Date & Time

12 November 2020 at 18.00–20.00


Free with ticket

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