Published On: Mon, Oct 1st, 2012

FACT to become night-time ‘hub’ for Liverpool Biennial

For the twelve week duration of the Liverpool Biennial, FACT will become a night-time hub of activity. As well as late night gallery openings every Wednesdays, there will also be a range of film screenings, accompanied with Q&A sessions with filmmakers, artist performances and film forums.

A number of international artists will also be welcomed to the venue for a series of UK premieres and previews. American artist and filmmaker Wu Tsang will be at FACT for the preview screening of Wildness on October 24th, ahead of its UK premiere at Tate Modern next year.

There will be a UK premiere of Amanda Gutierraz’s most recent work, Time Topographies: Liverpool, which portrays the story of three immigrants living and working in Liverpool. The piece was created as a result of her recent residency at FACT as a part of the European Media Art Residency Programme. To accompany this screening, there will also be a live performance, as well as a Q&A with the cast.

A series of film screenings inspired by the Biennial theme of ‘hospitality’ will form part of The Unexpected Guest exhibition. It will feature contemporary artists who have turned their attention to feature length filmmaking. Highlights of the film selection included the recently released Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, Steve McQueen’s Shame, and John Akomfrah’s The Nine Muses.

In addition, the gallery will be open until 9pm, giving people more chance to get hands on with Pedro Reyes’s popular Melodrama and Other Games, and Jemima Wyman’s Collective Coverings, Communal Skin, a large-scale weaving project that is taking over the public space in FACT over the course of the Biennial. They will also be able to see Akram Zaatari’s first solo UK exhibition, and the acclaimed new commission Ultimate Substance by filmmakers Anja Kirschner and David Panos.

Full listings and tickets for all screenings and events can be found here.

About the Author

- Simal is studying for an MA in Renaissance and 18th Century Literature. She loves how cultured Liverpool is and intends to take full advantage of it in her final year in the city. Originally from Shakespeare’s County, she enjoys having her head in a good book or watching an engaging play.