Liverpool’s FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and host venue, Camp & Furnace have collaborated to bring a spellbinding combination of live music and film to the inaugural Summercamp. The city-based festival comprising music, art, food and family-friend strands will take places this August bank holiday.
Saturday’s midnight showing will be Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘Earth’, the Singapore-based director’s bleak imagining of a future post-disaster. The film acts as a digital re-imagining of instantly recognisable Neo-Classical paintings and the artworks of Caravaggio. Ho Tzu Nyen has screened this breathtaking piece around the world and always with a different one-of-a kind, specially created, live soundtrack. Soundtracking the film on this occasion will be Mugstar, long standing stalwarts of the Liverpool experimental music scene and personal favourites of the legendary John Peel. Renowned for their psychedelic kraut-rock sound and intense live shows this will be their latest venture into the realm of cross-arts collaboration. Having performed commissioned work across Europe for the likes of Tate Liverpool, the Biennial and The Bluecoat they are well versed in the art of responsively pairing visual art to music, integrating sound with the moving image in real time. A fascinating prospect – as the camera scans its lens across an accumulated landscape of human form – a marriage of bodyscape and soundscape will emerge.
Sunday night’s zenith heralds the start of ‘Turksib’, an epic spectacle that lyrically and intensely depicts Stalinist Russia’s improbable efforts to build a railway through one of the most inhospitable deserts in the world. The film, originally released in 1920, was brought to Western audience in 2011 as part of a release by the British Film Institute, along with a newly commissioned soundtrack by Guy Bartell. Bartell, described by The Wire as “one of electronica’s staunchest and most singular footsoldiers”, will perform his commission live at Summercamp under his project’s moniker Bronnt Industries Kapital.
“We are incredibly excited about our joint events with Summercamp Festival this year, with rarely seen artist film and live performances it encapsulates the sort of experimental, immersive programming FACT loves to be a part of, and also the amazing diversity of Camp & Furnace as a venue.“
– Lesley Ann Taker, Curatorial Assistant, FACT
The music programme sees the addition of Abandon Silence, the club night has played host to many greats such as Four Tet and Julio Bashmore, their in-house DJs will bring some of the best electronic sounds to Summercamp in their set.
Lastly but by no means least, tickets for the previously announced ‘feasts’ are now officially on sale via the Summercamp website. An array of different menus have been assembled by the Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell and Camp and Furnace’s Steven Burgess. From 10-course vegetarian banquets to Gothic Midnight Feasts, every appetite can be satiated from £50 to £70 and includes entry to the festival that day.
The Line-up so far
The Joy Formidable, Delphic, Mount Kimbie, Steve Mason, Martha Wainwright, Dutch Uncles, Ghostpoet, Ed Harcourt, Merchandise, Wave Machines, The Staves, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Eagulls, Jack Savoretti, We Were Evergreen, Fair Ohs, Marika Hackman, Josef Salvat, Poltergeist, Spectrals, Lunar Modular, Le Carousel, Roscius
Plus DJ sets from: 2 Bears, Ewan Pearson, Nathan Fake, Optimo, and more.
The Experimental Music School, curated by Liverpool Biennial featuring: Yuri Landman, Ex Easter Island Head, Juneau Projects, Yuri Suzuki , LINE-OUT, Vicki Bennett/People Like Us, Leo Chadburn, a.k.a. Simon Bookish
Ho Tzu Nyen’s ‘Earth’ – soundtrack by Mugstar, Viktor Turin’s ‘Turksib’ – soundtrack by Bronnt Industries Kapital
Ticketed dinners from two-time Great British Menu winner and Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell: Tree Huggers Banquet, No Knives or Forks, Fridgeraiders, Midnight Feast. Plus the Street Food market featuring Dirty Dogs, Fire & Salt BBQ, Streatza, The Moocher, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, Tio’s Snack Shack, Las Paelleras, Pancake Corner, Honest Crust and Can Cook.
Just So/Wild Rumpus present feather headdress and lantern making workshops, performances from FinkSoup, Woodland Creatures Disco, Storytelling and the Lantern Parade – plus the Teddy Bears Picnic
24 & 25 August 2013
Camp and Furnace 67 Greenland Street Liverpool L1 0BY
£30 adult, day
£20 6-17 year olds, day
£50 adult weekend
£40 6-17 y/o, weekend
Under 5s free (max 2 per adult)
Find out more at summercampfestival.co.uk