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Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AR

Tel: 01217711778

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A beginning for us all

ਮਾਮਲਾ Māmalā / ਗੰਦਗੀ Gadagī / Matter / Contamination

WE used to live in the village, we welcomed visitors from abroad, they would come here to seek out their futures, we would get together, cook, sleep, fight and imagine the future.

The village was born in North India, it was later reborn as a vessel. It will visit many sites in the future. It is composed of stories, migrants, materials, houses, biologies, technologies, mycologies, and futures, but most of all it's the inhabitants who contaminate and make the village.

This place will move across time and space. It will have visitations on Earth. The sites of the visits will be evolving and sprawling transformations of architectures, educations, performances, smells, technologies and world making exercises.

This a space to conjure another set of polyphonic futures, where we gather together to experience the reverberations of time and space. I want you to come and discover the traces of love, longing and possibility that make life possible.

Most of all, I want you to realize that we can work together to make another end of the world possible, one that houses all of us.

dankEconogy1_ALIENVillage is a speculative commons. It is a vessel that will 'visit' sites and contaminate them forever.

Sahjan has been working as an Incidental Artist across the last 18 months developing this multi-stranded project through workshops and collaborations with artists, their mom, technologists, bioscientists, school children, communities with Punjabi heritage, ceramicists and Eastside Projects. dankEconogy1_ALIENVillage will arrive online and in Eastside Projects' main gallery on 6 October 2023, and travel to Kunsthal Gent in Belgium in early 2024.

List of Collaborators

Sophie Chapman, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Matt Gale, Rob Sollis, Zach Dawson, Opinderjit Takhar and Center for Sikh and Panjabi Studies, Avtar Singh, Punjabi Women's Writing Group, Harry and Robin at An Endless Supply, Canaan, Taran Singh, Melita Gandham, Sima Gonsai, Bhulla Beghal, Antonio Roberts, Rubie Green, Amy Pennington, Suzi Osbourn, Matt Foster and Plane Structure.

Manor Park School: Saj, Lezli, Mahnoor, Amina, Ayana, Fatima, Fatimah, Sheymaa, Amaan, Aseel.

All the participants of the Punjabi Village Workshops who wonderfully contributed stories, anecdotes, images, memories, time, and fantasies to the development of a living breathing archive.

ALIENVillage is co-commissioned by Eastside Projects, Kunsthal Gent, and UP Projects and supported by Arts Council England and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Free entry


Map & Directions



  • Accessible toilets
  • Audio tours
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Opening Times

7 Nov 2023 - 16 Dec 2023

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Eastside ProjectsEastside Projects, BirminghamEastside Projects is an artist-run space in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, England. It is a free public space that is imagined and organised by artists. It commissions and presents experimental contemporary art exhibitions and proposes ways in which art may be useful to society.


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