Culture Diary w/c 25-08-2014

Thursday – St. Vincent 7pm @ O2 Academy, Liverpool -- £18.56

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK!

Tuesday – Combines #2 6-9pm @ Model, Liverpool — FREE

Tonight sees three more artists take up the challenge of experimenting with responsive commissions, at newly installed art space, Model (taking over the former Open Eye Gallery). Version #2 revolves around the concept of Robert Rauschenberg’S Erased De Kooning (1953), where the artist “kept making drawings myself and erasing them”… Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment.

Metropolis 8pm @ the Gregson Institute, Liverpool — Donation OTD

The latest in a series of indie screenings at this Wavertree-based community centre, tonight sees Fritz Lang’s masterpiece accompanied by live music from ‘adamant musico-explorers’ The Public Apophenia Council. A visionary statement about power, propaganda and class, produced between World Wars in the madhouse of Germany’s Weimar Republic, Metropolis was famous (or infamous) as Herr Hitler’s favourite film (more here).

Wednesday – Zéro de Conduite 6.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool -- £9.50/8.50

Wednesday – Zéro de Conduite 6.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £9.50/8.50

Translated as Zero for Conduct, Jean Vigo’s film follows a group of rebellious boarding house boys as they fight against the strict but comic tyranny of the school’s rules and teachers… and is one of only four films the director made before his untimely death at just 29 years old. See Adam Scovell’s full article here.

Thursday – St. Vincent 7pm @ O2 Academy, Liverpool — £18.56

Bringing her particular, stylish brand of gnarly rock’n'roll to Liverpool tonight,  before heading to End Of The Road Festival and then onto the US, see Anne Erin “Annie” Clark — better known as St. Vincent — exert ‘strict control over wild sonic experiments to exhilarating effect’ (the Observer). See here for all tour dates.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder 8.15pm @ the British Museum, London -- £15 per screening/weekend joint ticket £39

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder 8.15pm @ the British Museum, London – £15 per screening/weekend joint ticket £39

The BFI’s Sci-Fi season proper doesn’t begin until October, but appetites will be whetted in earnest this week with a trio of screenings on successive nights (Thursday to Saturday) in the British Museums’s forecourt. Kicking off with 1961′s The Day The Earth Caught Fire and culminating in Flash Gordon (1980), the one not to miss is Nic Roeg’s 1976 study in alienation, The Man Who Fell To Earth (more on the director here).

Friday – Peel’s Big 75 7pm til late @ the Kazimier Gardens, Liverpool — £3 OTD, all proceeds go to charity

Celebrating John Peel’s 75th Birthday in massive fan-boy style (with all proceeds going to Shelter and Crisis), see live music from punk-pop lads DoubleDoublePlusGood (previously Elle S’appelle/House That Jack Buit), and ‘full-throttle’ rockers Avenging Force (whose debut album was recorded by Steve Albini in Chicago earlier on this year), plus live poetry from John Kay and a dedicated Peel DJ set by music podcasters Trust The Wizards.

Park Nights 2014: Lina Lapelyte’s Hunky Bluff 8pm @ Serpentine Pavilion, London — £5/4

A great chance to check out this year’s stunning Serpentine Pavilion — designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić –Park Night’s latest evening summer event is by artist/performer/composer Lina Lapelyte. Her costumed, all-female choir, all with low voices, will be deconstructing the arias originally sung by castrato singers, reflecting upon femininity and gender in the process.

Saturday – Tour: Claude Parent & Works From The Tate Collection 2pm @ Tate Liverpool — FREE

That the eighth Liverpool Biennial has been subject to no small degree of critique is no secret (read our review); managing to come out more or less unscathed however has been Tate’s offerings. In the groundfloor Wolfson Gallery, the ageing enfant terrible of French modernist architecture, Claude Parent, has transformed the space and its dynamic with his ‘fonction oblique’; while the second floor playfully employs works referencing domestic spaces. Expect the likes of Warhol, Picabia and Nash.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks 8pm @ the Kazimier, Liverpool — £16

More than a decade since Pavement (the indie-rock luminaries formed in 1989 by Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg) called it quits, Malkmus & the Jicks have built up six albums worth of more than respectable material. The latest of which — Wigout at Jagbags — is arguably his most accomplished post-Pavement effort yet. You can bet your bottom dollar we’ll be there. See full tour dates here.

Sunday – Last Day: Bristol Biennial Presents: I’M STAYING 11am-11pm @ Arnolfini, Bristol — FREE

A great appetizer for this year’s Bristol Biennial: Crossing the Line (12-21 September 2014), I’M STAYING is a new public commission by artist Shaun C Badham commenting on ‘place, community and change’. A huge neon sign, now overlooking the harbourside, the work will move around Bristol over a two year period, with viewers in control (by vote) of where it goes next.

Last Day: Cornelia Parker/As Exciting As We Can Make It 11am-6pm @ IKON, Birmingham — FREE

Visit Ikon in their 50th anniversary year and see why it is such an important, valued and locally much-loved institution.
The last day to see As Exciting As We Can Make It, a comprehensive highlights show of work shown at the gallery through the 1980s — including works by Rasheed Araeen, Art & Language, Gillian Ayres, Agnes Denes, Max Eastley, Susan Hiller, Dennis Oppenheim and Richard Wilson — plus ’Ikon Icon’ Cornelia Parker’s 1988 commission Thirty Pieces of Silver, now in the Tate collection.

Posted on 26/08/2014 by thedoublenegative