APRIL EVENTS at FACT
Your diary of exhibitions and special events at FACT
8 – 13 April at Gallery 1
CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: Eyebeam Sustainability Roadshow
Residents from Eyebeam Art & Technology Centre land at FACT to lead a series of hands-on workshops and activities, highlighting Eyebeam’s strong media lab culture built around tinkering, hacking, making and doing.
Drop in sessions announced daily at www.fact.co.uk
Jeff Crouse creates software and installations that highlight the absurdity of technology in culture.
01 April, 6.30pm at The Box
£4.00/£3.00 (Members & concs)
Introduction and Lecture by David Ingram: The Day After Tomorrow (12A)
Director Roland Emmerich 2004 124 mins
When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall his son Sam and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they’ve ever encountered: Mother Nature!
08 April, 7.00pm at Gallery 1
Shift magazine: Is the Planet Really Full?
From the ‘greening of immigration controls’ to diktats to eat less, work more, pay extra for energy and waste, there appears to be an increasing tendency for green politics to lean towards repressive measures as solutions to the environmental crisis.
Shift magazine & No Borders Manchester lead a workshop challenging the discourse of ‘overpopulation’ and other Green orthodoxies.
13 April –17 April, 2.00pm – 6.00pm at Gallery 1
Drop-in any time during these hours
CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: Micro Residency- C.U.T.S
C.U.T.S. is a community resource of sewing and screen print facilities in the heart of Liverpool city centre’s Ropewalks district. C.U.T.S artist Beccy Williams makes beautiful creations from recycled crisp packets, join her each day for an insight into different
aspects of this amazing creative recycling process. Visitors will have an opportunity to work with the artist each day including sorting and washing, shredding, preparing ‘ingredients’, heat-pressing, construction. Come and
get involved with this creative recycling project.
Every Tuesday until 31 May, 12.30pm – 3.30pm at Gallery 1
TENANTSPIN LIVE EVENT: The Change Agency
Each Tuesday throughout the Climate for Change exhibition, tenantspin will be hosting a forum for debate and discussion in Gallery 1. Developing its popular webcast and issue tombola formats, tenantspin will take up residency within Gallery 1 to host conversations about change, which will be broadcast live across the Internet. We will be connecting with local pressure groups, self-organised campaigns, thinkers and the general public to draw out these conversations.
11 April, 11.00am – 4.00pm at Gallery 1
Windows Project: Amazing Push Poem Machine
The Windows Project, providing a wide range of resources and facilities for poetry in education and community, host a workshop at FACT. The Amazing Push Poem Machine – first devised for workshops with Merseyside Play Action Council in 1976 – has continued ever since to create communal poems for any situation in a wide range of locations. Open to participants of all ages!
12 April – 25 April at Gallery 1
Sock Exchange: Kai-Oi Jay Yung
Liverpool-based artist Kai-Oi Jay Yung spends a week in residence developing Sock Exchange, inviting local inhabitants to drop in during gallery hours with their worn and mismatched socks where she will darn then lovingly embellish each one. Yung uncovers the sock’s supply chain and hints at industry costs entailed in sock manufacturing and its price implications to our environment.
12 April, 2.00pm at Gallery 1
Bicycle Film Festival and Ride It Sunday
Meet at FACT for races, tricks and trackstands, then settle in with a beer to watch a screening of Fun Bike Shorts, the world famous Bicycle Film Festival’s DVD. Full plans to be announced at http://rideitsunday.blogspot.com/
19 April, 1.00pm Meet in Gallery 1
A Decent Environment? Walking Tour of Liverpool
One of the key factors affecting the quality of people’s immediate environment is their housing. Liverpool has a history of radical action around housing provision that offers us visionary insights into the problems with and solutions to housing in the built environment today. Researcher at Liverpool University Kim Singleton and activist Leo Singer lead a walking tour and discussion event connecting the past, present and future of inhabiting the city.
22 April, 6.30pm at Gallery 1
MUTE Polly II and Dilapidated Dwelling
Polly II (18)
Director Anja Kirschner 2006 (30 mins)
Set in the not-so-distant future Polly II is part satirical sci-fi, part soap opera. The film imagines a future insurrection coloured by the legacy of dispossessed peasants, political radicals, whores, sailors, pirates, and former slaves who once inhabited East London and fought a daily battle against their subjection.
Dilapidated Dwelling (18)
Director Patrick Keiller 2000 (78 mins)
An examination of the predicament of the house in advanced economies. A fictional researcher (with the voice of Tilda Swinton) returns from a 20-year absence in the Arctic to find that, though the UK is one of the most electronic of the advanced economies, its houses are the most dilapidated in western Europe.
23 April, 1.00pm – 4.00pm at Gallery 1
CLIMATE FOR CHANGE: Liverpool Tarts Display
The Liverpool Tart – a confection with a ‘Liverpool’ name, to rival the Manchester Tart and Bakewell Tart in the cake-shops, tea-rooms and family kitchens of Merseyside. Come and taste the dark Muscovado sugar and lemon flavour, and receive your own recipe cards!
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