Camp and Furnace: The1st4

11 February

18.30 – 20.30


We are very pleased to announce the launch of The1st4, a new live art platform based in Liverpool, aiming to provide a space for North-West based artists working with the spectrum of live and performance art. The1st4 is a chance for established and emerging artists to show and develop work for the first time in Liverpool.

Every new event needs a start and this is it. Curator, artist and live art critic C James Fagan (The Double Negative) has brought together four contemporary artists for a special launch evening of performance and dance — Mark Greenwood, Frances Kay, Steve Boyland and Ane Iselin Borgeland — whose work reflects the inter-disciplinary nature of live and performance art.

New commissions and new collaborations on the night include: ‘The Grabber’ by performance artist Mark Greenwood (Lad Broke), features a performance score by visual artist Jayne Lawless (L5 6QW), and explores the erasing of housing across Liverpool and the displacement caused;

Steve Boyland (Liverpool Biennial) will be creating a spontaneous, intimate vocal performance on the night in response to the locations unique acoustics

Returning to Liverpool after an appearing at 2013’s Poolside Emergency, Frances Kay (Emergency MCR ‘13) will perform ‘Sorry’, addressing notions of female identity;

And Ane Iselin Borgeland (Manifold) will perform ‘Micophono’, a dance piece which explores notions of identity through language and movement.

This evening of contemporary live art and performance at Camp and Furnace is free and all are welcome (free parking available). There will also be a paid bar running on the night.