Small Talk, My Animal – Reviewed “The domestic has always been a backstage to art”

“The strength of this exhibition lies in its artists’ confrontations of the intimacy of home.” Nina Hanz reviews online exhibition, Small Talk, My Animal… I am writing this from the kitchen table, working...

“I feel some kind of affinity with the cormorant” – David Blandy’s
How to Fly

“Watching the film, you become entirely present.” Mike Pinnington finds time to breathe, with a new artwork from David Blandy… “Hi guys. I’ve been thinking about making a film about flying.” So begins...

End of the World Film Club #4: Tehran Taboo

“Saying ‘no’ is more important than breathing in Tehran.” Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we turn our attention to first time director Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran...

Now & After Lockdown: Opportunities, Ideas and Inspiration

Helping you get creative in the strange new normal… Recently, we were invited by the brill Writing on the Wall to take part in their Enterprise Hub (via Zoom, natch), to talk about...

End of the World Film Club #3: The Conversation

“People were hurt because of my work, and I’m afraid it could happen again…” Join us for our next End of the World Film Club, in which we’ll watch and discuss Francis Ford...

Insane Energy: Lifting the Lid on Kötting and Kubrick

Boxes and their contents – figurative and otherwise – loom large in both Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Andrew Kötting’s The Whalebone Box, finds Lee Ashworth… Open the box! Open the box! Open the...

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30/08/2019
Stéphane Vigny, Reconstituer. Courtesy Denise Courcoux, 2019

Field Trip: Nantes, France – Où est Steve?

On a recent visit to Nantes to see Voyage à Nantes and the ‘Island of Machines’, the more sinister story of a missing man unfolds, reports Denise Courcoux… I first saw it as...

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18/04/2020
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Playlist: Comics Youth Radio: Lockdown! at the Disco

Issues posed by the lockdown – not least, the impacts of social isolation – are being mitigated by innovative and supportive group initiatives. Now,  with added positive vibes, Young People’s community organisation Comics Youth are...

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05/09/2019
Present Tense. Publish by The Double Negative, 2019.

Present Tense (2019) // Paperback // £14.99

Present Tense A decade since Liverpool EU Capital of Culture… What now?  Edited by Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington ISBN 978-1-5272-4281-4 Published August 2019. Very limited edition run of 250 copies. Paperback, 96...