Time Travel and the Politics of Water: Rita McBride at Toxteth Reservoir

Posted on 5 October 2016 by Guest Blogger

Rita McBride, Portal, 2016. Toxteth Reservoir. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Rita McBride, Portal, 2016. Toxteth Reservoir. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Laura Rushton reflects on Rita McBride’s giant laser-light sculpture in the Victorian Toxteth Reservoir and the political significance of its setting.​ – Read more

Contemporary Art on Liverpool's Waterfront

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Betty Woodman, Liverpool Fountain, 2016. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Betty Woodman, Liverpool Fountain, 2016. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Why not start your Liverpool Biennial 2016 journey by exploring the exhibitions and public artworks on Liverpool’s world famous waterfront? Sufea Mohamad Noor takes us on a suggested route. – Read more

Creating the World’s Largest Virtual Sculpture in Minecraft

Posted on 28 September 2016 by Guest Blogger

The Minecraft Infinity Project is a virtual world where players have come together online to create a vast sculptural landscape and portrait of the Biennial festival. The team behind the project explain how and why they created it. – Read more

Suzanne Treister: Challenging the Art World from Within

Posted on 23 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Suzanne Treister, HFT The Gardener/Video stills and photo works/High Frequency Trading Floor (digital print), 2014-15. Courtesy the artist

Suzanne Treister, HFT The Gardener/Video stills and photo works/High Frequency Trading Floor (digital print), 2014-15. Courtesy the artist

Interested in the covert, unseen forces at work in the world, British artist Suzanne Treister has been a pioneer in the field of new media art since the early 1990s. We catch up with Treister about her most recent piece for the Biennial, HFT The Gardener. – Read more

Art Comes to Life

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Cains Brewery. Photo: Rob Battersby

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Cains Brewery. Photo: Rob Battersby

Liverpool Biennial 2016 is built around the idea of storytelling. Co-curator Dominic Willsdon guides us through some of the Biennial artworks and spaces that generate fictions of their own. – Read more

Rhythms and Speeds: The Story Behind #BlazeBus

Posted on 4 September 2016 by Guest Blogger

Frances Disley, Blaze, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Frances Disley, Blaze, 2016. Courtesy the artist

Liverpool-based Frances Disley is the artist behind the moving double-decker artwork, Blaze, and a Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist. Inspired by the 90's TV show Gladiators, and the physical journey its characters take, the artist leads us through the creative process behind her artwork. – Read more

Share Your YouTube Memories Inspired by Mark Leckey's Dream English Kid

Posted on 4 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist and Cabinet London

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist and Cabinet London

Can most of our memories be found on the internet? Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey became fascinated by this question after stumbling across found footage of a Joy Division gig he attended in 1979 at Eric’s nightclub in Liverpool whilst browsing YouTube one evening. – Read more

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