One-day Symposium at FACT – Oct 16 2007

One-day Symposium at FACT, Liverpool

Had to be There?
16 October 2007
9.30am – 6.00pm
FACT, 88 Wood Street Liverpool L1 4DQ

‘You had to be there’ is the common phrase used when you try to relay an experience or event that already took place. Did you have to be there? is the underlying question around this one-day symposium, which brings together leading artists, producers, institutes and interested communities from around the globe to consider histories and archiving of time-based media in a digital age.

Invited speakers will include: artist and Director/CEO of FACT, Mike Stubbs, collaborators on FACT’s new online archive, A:Database, artist and filmmaker, David Hall, founding member of London Video Arts, Tamara Krikorian, artist, producer and lead on REWIND ( University of Dundee), Stephen Partridge, interactive computer/net-based media artist, Lynn Hershman Leeson, artist, marketer and Director of Kisky Net Media, Katie Lips, artist collective, Superflex, artist, Sonia Boyce.

The symposium accompanies an exhibition of video art from FACT’s Video Positive Festival and the launch of FACT’s online archive (

Symposium £25.00 / £20.00 (FACT Members & concs)
Symposium & Dinner £50.00 / £45.00 (FACT Members & concs) (Dinner 15 October 7.00pm)

For more information contact Gabrielle Jenks on 0151 707 4438 or
Tickets can be booked at the Box Office at FACT or by calling 08707 583217.