From the Name in Lights site
On Saturday 2 June at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham there will be an informal talk between Dr. Jonathan Vickery of the Centre For Cultural Policy at Warwick University and artist Joshua Sofaer discussing the â€˜Name For Lightsâ€™ installation. Looking at the changing nature of fame from the Hollywood superstars whose names would be illuminated on cinema hoardings right through to the reality TV contestants whose desire for fame can be realised or thwarted by an audience through their mobile phones, Sofaer and Vickery will be analysing the moral and artistic repercussions of the pursuit of fame for its own sake. Places are free but limited and must be booked on 0121 244 8084.
A reminder that the competition closes on April 17th and the sign will be unveiled on May 18th.