Showcasing two significant new moving-image works by Karen Kramer & Alice May Williams, following the award of £20,000 to each artist last year.
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Ed Atkins's Material Witness OR A Liquid Cop is shown in full online, alongside a new essay by New York-based writer and curator, Laura Mclean Ferris. The essay touches upon anxiety, endings, and our fraught relationship – in this digital age – with our bodies.
Echoing this year’s curatorial theme of Neither One Thing or Another, both artists’ proposals examine the steadily blurring line between the real and the artificial, and the increasingly intimate interplay between physical objects and their virtual counterparts.
A parable of the pleasures and perils of indulgence, and a wicked, waspish skit on a world where greed is good, and it’s OK to give in to every temptation.
Based on Larsen's film of the same title, this new publication brings together beautiful photography, three new essays and transcripts of interviews, overheard conversations and river shanties.
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June 2015 - June 2016
Liverpool Biennial 2016
14 weeks of film, performance, installations, workshops and talks in collaboration with galleries, public spaces and unused buildings across the city of Liverpool. Don't miss FVU alumna Lucy Beech screening new work at FACT as part of the festival.
Multiple venues across Liverpool, 9 July - 16 October 2016
A celebration of moving image from the 1960's to the present day, featuring work by FVU alumnus Cory Arcangel. The exhibition aims to draw on the interactivity and reflexivity of film and explore its importance as a media for experimentation, performance and documentation.
Lisson Gallery, London, 15 July - 25 August 2016
Marcus Coates, You Might As Well Ask A Crow
“Have you brought a question with you? Could you write it down please. I need to understand this as if it were my own. Your question will become my question.”
The self-styled shaman responds creatively to questions invited from curious participants, via his ambiguous provocations and tactics.
Workplace Gallery, London, 9 June - 29 July 2016