Anemic Cinema, Directed by Marcel Duchamp. Image courtesy Succession Marcel Duchamp/DACS London 2014/Light Cone

Type Motion — Reviewed

Just what does ‘Schriftfilme’ mean? And how exactly do you present a traditional film archive in a contemporary gallery space for a new audience? Jack Roe visits FACT’s new ‘type in motion’ exhibition to find out…...

Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)

Ritual, Magic & Slapstick: The Kazimier’s Silent Film Revival

Adam Scovell looks forward to the next Silent Liverpool event, showcasing the tragicomedy of Larry Semon and the avant-garde choreography of Maya Deren… Silent film is a description that is at once a...

PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday – John Grant 7.30pm @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall — £21/24/30

Culture Diary w/c 17-11-2014

What’s hot this week? Our pick of the listings from around Liverpool and the rest of the UK… Monday –Invasion of the Body Snatchers Re-issue (1956/2014) 6pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £10/8 Regularly...

Gretchen Bender, 1951-2004, Total Recall 1987, 8-channel video installation; 24 monitors, 3 screen projections, colour, sound duration: 18min © Estate of Gretchen Bender. Photo: Jason Mandella, Courtesy of The Kitchen, New York

The Skewed Mirror Of Gretchen Bender

Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman were her peers, but little is known about multimedia artist Gretchen Bender. C. James Fagan visits a new retrospective at Tate Liverpool to explore Bender’s backlash against “immoral consumerism”… Plato...

Hiker Meat, Jamie Shovlin

The Big Interview: Jamie Shovlin

Metafiction, media manipulation and Charles Saatchi: Linda Pittwood enters the world of artist Jamie Shovlin as they discuss fake archiving and his recent residency at the Bluecoat, Liverpool… Hi Jamie. It’s very nice to...

ASFF 2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 — Reviewed

Promoting avant-garde filmmaking, encouraging audience critique, and reminding us of the pure joy of a projector and popcorn,  ASFF injects fresh faith into our relationship with cinema, finds Joshua Potts… It’s barely midday,...

Cultures of Resistance (2010)

Power To The People: Liverpool Radical Film Festival

Independent and provocative, the Liverpool Radical Film Festival starts tonight: Maisie Ridgway picks her highlights… By its nature, the word ‘radical’ is transitional and all encompassing, referring to the departure from tradition towards innovation...

Calligrapher Wang Dongling -- Nordiska Akvarellmuseet (Nordic Watercolor Museum) 2014

Field Trip: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden

Joe Zhu acts as art assistant to performative calligrapher Wang Dongling in the stunning setting of the Nordic Watercolour Museum; taking the opportunity to consider the traditions of Chinese calligraphy and how it is being...

Friction Arts, Birmingham

Introducing: Friction Arts, Birmingham

Charlie Bailey investigates a small but vital force in South Birmingham’s art scene; committed to making contemporary art relevant to the people who live there… “We’re not interested in ‘trauma trawling’. Not in the...