Touched in the North

23.08.10
Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance 1980 – 1981 (Time Clock Piece) This year is a Liverpool Biennial year, and the International 10 show at FACT will make it well worth a visit. Presenting new commissions from artists including Yves Netzhammer and Minouk Lim, Touched will consist of new work that affects the viewer deep down: “art that moves us in mind, body and soul”. Pedantic-iti-ness aside –  (Isn’t ...
Persistence of Vision

07.05.10
Invisible Film, Melik Ohanian Dates: 18 June – 5 September | Location: FACT, Liverpool How does memory influence what we see? What part does technology play in shaping both how we see and what we remember? Informed by scientific research and inspired by historical developments in media technology, Liverpool’s FACT presents an exhibition exploring the relationship between vision, memory and media. Persistence of Vision brings together the multimedia work ...
AL and AL get off at Edge Hill

22.10.09
XXX: Get Off at Edge Hill APEngine talks to artists AL and AL, winners of the Liverpool Art Prize 2009, about XXX: Get Off at Edge Hill, a show they’ve curated to open Metal’s new space at Liverpool’s Edge Hill Station. I want to ask you about your work as curators, but the background to that you’ve been collaborating as artists for a long time, and I ...
Rachel Baker blogs from AND Festival on the film/art debate

26.09.09
Still from the Primitive installation by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Rachel Baker shares her thoughts with APEngine on a masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul prompts thoughts about film and art… Fresh from the previous night’s Jarman Award announcement at the Whitechapel Gallery, where the fraught topic of ‘cinema and art crossing over’  was the subject of some energetic ranting, I took myself and the rant to the AND Festival at ...
AND Festival trailers by Uniform

22.09.09
AND Festival brand by Uniform If you haven’t yet seen the bold branding for the inaugural Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival, then check out the festival website and the trailers below. Developed by Liverpool-based brand and design consultancy Uniform, the agency has created a slate of funky animated stings that are inspired by the festival’s theme of questioning the normal. As you can see in the ...
The Centre of Attention: Pierre Coinde and Gary O’Dwyer

22.09.09
Action Diana, The Centre of Attention APEngine’s Gary Thomas talked to Pierre Coinde and Gary O’Dwyer – The Centre of Attention – when they took a break from editing their feature length film Action Diana, which gets its world premiere as part of the AND Festival at FACT Liverpool, this September. So, who and what is the Centre of Attention? Gary: The Centre of Attention it started off ...
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival

01.09.09
Primitive, Apichatpong Weerasethakul Dates: 23-27 September 2009 | Location: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a new festival of Digital Culture and New Cinema, inviting us to consider what are our normal devices? And why and how might we abandon them? AND kicks off on 23 September 2009 in Liverpool with five days filled with screenings, exhibitions, public interventions, debates and workshops. Highlights ...