Cabinet of Curiosities of Mr. Bonsai

“I burst out laughing at the sight of a lobster arching through the air.” Cabinet of Curiosities

Dodging vegetable masks and flying lobsters, C James Fagan wonders how to describe last night’s live performance by Filippos Tsitsopoulos… In this crazy world of art you discover that there are at least two...

Hiker Meat, Jamie Shovlin

Jamie Shovlin’s Hiker Meat — Reviewed

Hoaxes, exploitation and monsters: Lauren Velvick explores Jamie Shovlin’s latest exhibition and discovers a pervading sense of giddiness… Jamie Shovlin’s Hiker Meat explores the labour of, and mythology surrounding, low budget or amateur...

Out of Ice installation shot (image courtesy Julian Abrams)

Out of Ice: Elizabeth Ogilvie

Oli Rahman speaks to an artist intrigued by glacial landscapes, our relationship with water, and the impending “apocalyptic ice melt”… Over the past decade Scottish artist Elizabeth Ogilvie has been exploring the theme of...

The Reversing Machine @ The Tetley, Wednesday

Culture Diary w/c 27-01-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday – Mogwai (with Support from Mugstar) 7.30pm @ The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) — £28.50 Mogwai...

Gordon Matta-Clark, Days End (1975)

The Architecture of Behaviour

C James Fagan considers the impact that artist and architect Gordon Matta-Clark has had on our impressions of the built environment… Not to sound creepy but… have you ever watched people? Especially people in...


Field Trip: Phillipe Parreno at The Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Emma Palmer leaves Paris and the surprises of The Palais de Tokyo feeling completely dazzled… I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a visit to Paris for the closing weekend of Phillipe Parreno’s gargantuan...

Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance

The Value of Time Spent

As part of his latest exhibition, FACT Director Mike Stubbs considers the effects digital technology is having on our working life, and asks: is our understanding of the eight hour day still relevant?...

Emily Speed, Brick Parade

Why Are Regional Arts Festivals Important?

Are regional arts festivals important, and if so, why? Emma Sumner investigates what a festival can do for a town’s community spirit… A small industrial town in-between Liverpool and Manchester, Warrington is probably...

All This Can Happen, Wednesday

Culture Diary w/c 20-01-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the arts listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Tuesday — Leviathan 6pm @ FACT Winner of the Michael Powell award for Best British...