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Paul Rooney Sound Work 19-22 May 2010

I’m sure we won’t get to see inside this famous pyramid but it’ll still be fascinating. Paul Rooney is short-listed for the Liverpool Art Prize 2010.

Paul Rooney: McKenzie

St. Andrew’s Church, Rodney Street, Liverpool

Wed 19 – Sat 22 May, open daily 4pm – 7pm

Free admission

McKenzie is a new sound work inspired by a local Liverpool legend about William McKenzie, a gambler who is said to have made a pact with the devil to ensure a winning hand in a poker game. Worried that the devil would claim him if he was buried underground, he left instructions that he was not to be buried, but instead encased in a pyramid, sat upright at a card table, with a winning hand of cards. This tomb still stands in a derelict graveyard on Rodney Street.

Commissioned by Sound and Music

Part of Memories are Made of This: Sound and Music at Liverpool Sound City