Culture Diary w/c 30-07-12

Wednesday – Digital Innovation: What is it? 6.30pm @ FACT FREE (booking required)

What is digital innovation and what role does it have in influencing and affecting the capital and cultural economy? This Wednesday evening, FACT hosts a discussion which will aim to get to grips with all of those questions and more. Featuring speakers from Error, DoES Liverpool, and Kevin McManus, head of creative and digital at Liverpool Vision, it should be a lively and informative debate.

Thursday – Grizzly Man 6.20pm @ FACT

Werner Herzog would make for a fascinating documentary subject (there is of course 1999′s My Best Fiend, but an update wouldn’t hurt). Until such a fully formed, dedicated thing exists, his films will more than do. He unpicks his subjects in such a thorough – and sometimes disingenuously – respectful way, one can’t help but be transfixed by what is playing out in front of ones eyes, but also by his voice. Grizzly Man, his study of Timothy Treadwell’s obsessive and ultimately fatal relationship with the bears of the title, exposed a much wider audience to his talent and eccentricity, and it’s always worth revisiting.

Friday – Touring Territories Project: East Anglian UFO Archive 7pm @ The Royal Standard FREE

Humanity’s fascination with UFO sightings knows no bounds. This happens to be true across all cultures and levels of society, and artists are no different. One such artist is Dave Evans, a director of The Royal Standard by day and sci-fi aficionado the rest of the time. Tasking roaming critical dialogue group Satellite with exploring instances of UFO sightings in East Anglia, they report their findings this Friday evening. Evans will then talk about how science fiction informs his practice and the presentations will be followed by genre-classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Saturday – Blog North #2 10am – 4.30pm @ Tate Liverpool £25

Following the success of the inaugural Blog North event in May, this weekend sees Creative Tourist and co. rock up to Tate Liverpool armed with top blogging tips. With a range of speakers chosen to help you get the best out of your blog, and entry to the superb Turner Monet Twombly exhibition included in the ticket price, a top day seems in store. Full Preview… 

Evol presents FestEvol Gardens Parts 1 & 2 4pm-2am @ The Kazimier £10 (or limited £15 tickets for both days)

Running two Saturdays in a row and utilising both The Kazimier and the newly built Kazimier gardens, FestEvol (main pic) has come around none too soon. “A … summer showcase of new & original music from bands and artists across Liverpool and the North West”, this and the following Saturday (the 11th of August) boast a diverse range of talent, featuring the likes of Clinic, Outfit, Sun Drums and Baltic Fleet (whose newie has been named album of the week by Rough Trade), with DJ sets from Danny Hunt & Reuben Wu (Ladytron), Blitzkreig Bob (Liquidation) and the Deep Hedonia boys, amongst others.

Sunday – No Direction: Eric Bridgeman 3pm @ The Royal Standard FREE

The city’s Royal Standard gallery and studio has recently (since the back end of 2011) played host to the Biennial/Australia Council for the Arts residency, whereby for a period, an Australian artist will spend time and produce work in the UK. The latest incumbent, Eric Bridgeman, will this weekend showcase a one-off experimental performance piece in The Royal Standard project space. The piece purportedly analyses the role of self-design amongst the region’s young men. Think about what that encapsulates for a second. It should make for a fascinating afternoon.

Posted on 30/07/2012 by thedoublenegative