37 Seconds for the Liverpool Biennial


Friday 15th September – Thursday 28th September
Everyday at 10, 12, 2.30, 4 & 7
Big Screen Liverpool, Clayton Square, L1 1QR

37Seconds fourteenth programme of contemporary moving image for the Big Screen Liverpool will launch its collaboration with Liverpool Biennial 06. The programme will feature two critically acclaimed artists that are participating in this years Biennial, New York based artist Matthew Buckingham who is showing at FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), and Taiwanese artist Tsu Kuang Yu showing at Tate Liverpool.

37Seconds presents an exclusive screening of Matthew Buckingham’s 2003 film A Man of the Crowd, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s 1840 story. In Buckingham’s black and white interpretation, the camera (or the viewer) follows a young man, following an older man around Vienna, a city that retains its nineteenth century plan and organization. As voyeurs, we are guided through beautifully photographed cobbled streets and modern districts, constantly waiting to witness a final confrontation; the climax of the story. But Buckingham has different ideas.

In Tsu Kuang Yu’s sequence of video news reports featuring reporter Andy Bonner, the artist presents various alternative functions to the architecture of Liverpool’s public spaces. From pebble foot massages to press and dance, pedestrian crossings, Tsui Kuang-Yu gives us a glimpse of what is unleashed as the residents of Liverpool put their own twist onto the signs, symbols and conventions of the city’s streets.