Digbeth First Friday - May

Dale Hipkiss Positive Feedback Loop

2nd May 5-9pm

as part of Digbeth First Friday.


Time to try something new as Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more. opening times of other venues vary.


Join us at Edible Eastside for pizza cooked in our earth oven, topped with herbs from our raised beds.


Artist Dale Hipkiss will be producing charcoal onsite in a durational work 'Positive Feedback Loop', that is both as a resource for the garden and a gift for the visitor.


Artist's Statement

Responsive activities can bring about a heightened sense of awareness to the world around us. There is always a first time for an experience, even from actions that have become the ordinary, the everyday. This can be fun, daunting & exciting whatever the feeling, we’re there, as we haven't yet signed ourselves over to fixed patterns and responses. It's important to realise that the everyday was once untested, and still can be so if we break down our conditioned responses to what surrounds us. In doing so, we see the world with new eyes, moment to moment, and from realizing this, joy can be found in the everyday.


I gravitate towards activities that become platforms for fostering a sense of community, such as growing food, making wine/charcoal and trading goods. I'm exploring these activities as an amateur, so as a result, they become quite playful. This can stimulate creative energy, and feed back into the activity, becoming a positive feedback loop. Dale Hipkiss 2014.