Paul Domela describes City States 2010
Liverpool Biennial Programme Director Paul Domela outlines what we can look forward to from City States, a new strand of the festival for 2010 taking place at CUC Liverpool.
Urbanism 09: Lambert Kamps' Canal Taxi
Dutch artist Lambert Kamps unveils his Canal Taxi on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, as part of Liverpool Biennial's Art for Places project and Urbanism 09 celebration
MADE UP | Leandro Erlich, Carousel, 2008
Leandro Erlichs playful installations challenge our perception of reality. His impeccably constructed architectural scenarios deliberately mix the real with the fictional to tease our sense of perception.
In his new work for MADE UP, Carousel - the task of being in the right place at the right time, Erlich mounts a typical one bedroom apartment complete with bathroom, kitchen and dining area - onto a real time carousel. The work marries the architecture of the playground with that of settled domesticity to playfully re-enact the daily grind, capturing us in an endless series of transitions from lobby to kitchen to dining room to bathroom to bedroom to living room to lobby and so on. But the gentle rotation of the carousel also reminds us that despite the constant repetition of our daily routine, as we go through the motions no two moments are ever the same. Erlichs spinning architecture is a humorous rendering of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus famous dilemma: No man can step in the same river twice. No matter how stable and constant familiar surroundings might seem, neither we nor our environment will remain the same from one moment to the next.
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro - Arbores Laetae (Joyful Trees)
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's amazing work Arbores Laetae (joyful trees) which launched on 20.08.2008 - a trailblazer for MADE UP - this years Liverpool Biennial International exhibition.
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MADE UP | Gabriel Lester - site visit
Artist Gabriel Lester, who is making a new site-specific work for the public realm as part of the Liverpool Biennial International 08 exhibition, on a site visit to the Futurist Cinema in Liverpool
MADE UP | If you were an animal, what would you be?
Lion? Tiger? Bear? We asked people in Liverpool City Centre what they would be if they were an animal.
The theme of Liverpool Biennial 2008's International exhibition is MADE UP, an exploration of the artistic imagination.
Another Place by Antony Gormley
Another Place by Antony Gormley comprises 100 cast-iron sculptures made from 17 different moulds taken from the sculptor's own body. Installed on Crosby Beach on the Mersey Estuary, all facing the open sea, the work covers a distance of almost 3km with the pieces placed 250m apart along the tide line, and up to 1km out towards the horizon. The movement of local tides and daily weather conditions dictate whether the figures are visible or submerged.
Made Up in Liverpool - Young Persons Film Comp.
Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the launch of the Made Up in Liverpool young person's film festival. Working in collaboration with FACT, Liverpool Biennial is making a call for young filmmakers to respond to the theme MADE UP -- so if you're aged between 12 and 19 we would love to see your film that focuses on myths, lies, story telling or imaginary worlds.
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Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson
The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson's most radical intervention into architecture to date, turning a building in Liverpool's city centre literally inside out. One of Wilson's very rare temporary works, Turning the Place Over colonises Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It runs in daylight hours, triggered by a light sensor.
Turning the Place Over consists of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing 'window', offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.
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