“I think Liverpool has a lot of attitude and lust for life – I really relate to it.”
Since April 2016, artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has been working through workshops and live performances with 34 children and 44 teenagers from across Liverpool to make the film Dogsy Ma Bone, using the city as a backdrop to the action. The film is inspired by Betty Boop’s A Song A Day (1936) in which Betty sings to exotic animals in a hospital she owns, and Bertolt Brecht’s satirical musical Threepenny Opera (1928).
Watch Dogsy Ma Bone in a specially designed space and see the hand-made costumes worn by the performers at Cains Brewery until 16 October.
Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services