Music! Talks! Performance! Art! Smoke! Film!

23-25 October 2008 A Foundation Greenland Street: The Furnace

Admission is free on the day subject to availability.
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Can you find truth in make believe?

Under the title ‘Made Up’ – meaning ‘happy’, ‘ready’ or ‘pleased’ in Liverpool – we explore in conversations, performances and screenings ‘making things up’: utopias and dystopias, narrative fiction, fantasy, myths, lies, prophesies, spectacle and subversion. Mischievous, constructive or iconoclastic, ‘Made up’ speaks about the power of the imagination and art’s capacity to transport us, to suspend disbelief and generate alternative realities.

Challenging the idea that rationality and enchantment are incommensurable, Made Up Weekend invokes the spectres that haunt not only the artistic imagination. A vision of the world familiar yet often disturbed by occultural visions, scientific anomalies, magic, or sublime irrationality. Unbound by critical orthodoxies Made Up’s aporia will entertain many and exasperate some, no doubt encouraged by the multitude of explanations resonating with the city itself.

A programme out of joint, criss-crossing the uncanny valley at a time when ‘experience has fallen in value’ to truth in make believe.

sjcurtis, Daniel Odier, Tony White, Tomas Saraceno, David Blandy, Mingering Mike, Dori Hadar, Dorit Chrysler, Super Nase & Co, Love Club, Artists Anonymous, Richard Wilson, Anne Bean, Lois Keidan, Rachel Withers, Tai Shani, Ulf Langheinrich, Mike Stubbs, Jiyoon Lee, Yeondoo Jung, Sally O’Reilly, Ian White, Stewart Home, Gods Enteritainment, Cosi Fanni Tutti, Manuel Vason,  Rob Lafrenais, Amelia Jones, George Chakravarti, Orion Maxted, and Courtney Martin, Chila Burman, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Jim Holland, Horsehospital and others.