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LB x a-n Artist Talk with Alice Channer & SHELL LIKE

6–7pm Artist Talk, 7–7.30pm FIRST BIRTH collective listening. 

Join Liverpool Biennial 2021 exhibiting artists Alice Channer and SHELL LIKE in conversation with Wing-Sie Chan, Head of Programmes at a-n. Taking an in depth look at their practices, we will be exploring the works they are exhibiting as part of this year’s Biennial, The Stomach and the Port, curated by Manuela Moscoso. Channer presents a series of pleated sculptures and fabric prints at The Lewis’s Building, accompanied by a new audio work by SHELL LIKE, both of which manifest different kinds of porous and non-porous bodies, as well as geological, biological and industrial processes and materials. Following the discussion, attendees will be invited to join a collective listening of FIRST BIRTH, introduced by SHELL LIKE.

This event is delivered in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Live captioning will be available, please contact us if you have any other access needs.

About the Artists

Alice Channer (b. 1977, Oxford, UK) lives and works in London, UK. She uses sculpture to stretch out, slow down and speed up industrial and post-industrial production processes. Her work aims to make these processes more visible to herself and to others, and to attune us to the multiple embodiments and disembodiments involved. Using materials ranging from spider crab shells and stainless steel to pelletised and recycled plastic and pleated silk, her work traces the disappearance, mutation and possible evolution of multiple bodies in post-industrial environments. Recent exhibitions include Tate Britain, UK (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, UK (2018); Aspen Art Museum, USA (2017); and Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany (2017).



SHELL LIKE creates a dedicated space for sound work and focuses on the importance of listening - particularly as a group - as a vital social and political act. Led by writers Amy Lay-Pettifer and Fer Boyd, SHELL LIKE has developed over three years to encompass deep listening events, commissioning and producing, experiments in exhibition and event formats, and co-authored experimental writing and sound works.



About a-n The Artists Information Company

a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK, representing more than 21,000 artists and arts organisers. We support and act on behalf of our membership and the visual arts sector to improve artists’ livelihoods, to inform cultural policy and to affirm the value of artists in society. Through our membership services, the delivery of a creative programme and advocacy, a-n champions the rights and voices of practising visual artists in the UK today. In 2021 a-n celebrates its 40th anniversary year with a dedicated programme of activity. For more information visit a-n.co.uk

The event will be hosted on Zoom, the joining details will be sent to all registrants via email in advance of the event.


27 April 2021, 6–7pm

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