Information kindly provided by the gallery.

Bluecoat Arts Centre presents

22 OCTOBER 2005

China Live offers audiences a rare opportunity to experience a selection
of  visceral and challenging performance work being created by the current
generation of Chinese artists.
The programme involves intimate audience interactions in He Chengyao’s Kiss, live paintings with blood and ink of UK daily life in Chinese Red by Yang Zhichao, critiques of historical and contemporary trade relations in Wang Chuyu’sMaterial files of Sino-British Cooperation, contemplative but extreme physical actions performed within a giant balloon by Zhu Ming, and conversations about modern China conducted under the shadow of a huge Chinese Communist Party flag in Shu Yang’s Dialogue in Chinese Style. A film programme includes documentation of remarkable site specific performance work by Zhu Ming, Yang Zhichao, Dai Guangyu, He Yunchang and Li Menguang.

Venue and programme details
The programme of events will begin at
the RENEW rooms.
Refreshments and information will be available from 1-7pm at this venue.
  2.00pm   He Chengyao   Kiss             RENEW Rooms  
  3.00pm   Yang Zhichao  Chinese  Red    St Peter’s Square
  3.40pm   Shu Yang   Presentation on    RENEW Rooms
                      Chinese Performance
                      Art And Dialogue in
                      Chinese Style    

  5.30-6.30pm         Film Programme    The Box at FACT    

  7.30-8.00pm    Zhu Ming   untitled    Hope University    

  8.00-8.20pm    He Chengyao Illusion    Hope University   
  8.20-9.20pm    Michael Mayhew  Virgin F***er    Hope University
  9.20-10.00pm   Wang Chuyu        Material files   Hope University   
                                   of Sino- British


Venue information
* Renew Rooms, The Tea Factory, 82 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ

* St Peter’s Square, Fleet Street, (behind the FACT Centre)

* FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ

* Liverpool Hope University, The Cornerstone Hope at Everton
Haigh Street Liverpool L3 8QB (Transport will be available
from Liverpool City Centre to Hope University and back, booking essential)
All events are free but booking is essential. It is possible to
attend all or part of the programme of work.  

For further information or to book a place please contact Bluecoat on
0151 709 5297 or email