Culture Diary w/c 16-03-2015

Private View: Tim Etchells: The Facts On The Gound @ Vitrine, London – FREE

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

Tuesday –Talk: Artist as Curator 7pm @ Royal Festival Hall, London — £8

As part of the Southbank Centre’s latest radical and politically charged exhibition, History Is Now, artists and curators Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns and Hannah Starkey sit down to discuss the way we engage with exhibitions, and ask: ‘What might it mean when the artist and curator trade places?’

The Aleph 7.30 @The Kazimier, Liverpool — £5

As part of the All New Kazimier Jazz Club, pop reconstructivists and ‘future Avant jazzisters’ The Aleph return to Liverpool tonight to bring you their unique creative vision through film and live music. Kicking off with support from the ‘Wildly spasmatic demi-free, future funk’ collective Shatner’s Bassoon, we are treated to a screening of The Aleph’s praised film The Good Eater plus a live score performance that delves into notions of memory, childhood and retrospection.

Wednesday – The Therapeutic Real: Dominic Hawgood With Lucy Soutter 7-8pm @ TJ Boulting, London – FREE (Sold Out)

The camera never lies — or does it? Rounding up this final week of artist Dominic Hawgood’s first solo exhibition, Under The Influence, the artist is joined by art historian and critic Dr Lucy Soutter to discuss the increasingly blurred boundaries of fact and fiction in Hawgood’s hyper-stylised photography. Topics include the role of the virtual, fresh approaches to fiction and how photographers respond to our increasingly unreal reality.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Thursday – Launch: Small Cinema 6pm @ Crown Buildings, Liverpool — FREE

A brand new — and really small — community screening space in Liverpool City Centre, this is a labour of love. Built entirely on volunteered time, donations and in-kind support, the aim is to encapsulate the feelings and memories we all have of that perfect cinematic experience. Supported by BFI Film Hub North West Central, expect an exciting and sometimes challenging programme of screenings (from collaborators including Liverpool Radical Film Fest, Food For Real Film Fest, Elsewhere Cinema, Think Cinema and Celluloid Wickerman), original velvet cinema seats, food, drink and a very friendly welcome.

Private View: Tim Etchells: The Facts On The Ground @ Vitrine, London – FREE

Not only an artist but also a writer: it’s no surprise that language is Etchells’ medium of choice. Removed from their original context, words and phrases become bizarre and intriguing statements that bring forth vivid imagery in the form of neon installations, text drawings and performances that seem to question the limitations of language itself. To paraphrase one of Etchells works, ‘the things you can’t remember’: we say this exhibition will show you ‘things you can’t forget’. Read more about his work in our Act of Reading review.

Friday – Liverpool Acoustic Festival 5.30-11.30pm @ Unity Theatre, Liverpool — £14 (Weekend Tickets £32)

With headlining sets by critically acclaimed musician Marketa Irglova, not to mention performances by Irish duo The Lost Brothers and Liverpool’s own Natalie McCool and Neil Campbell, this year’s festival is set to be a belter weekend. Showcasing the best local, national and international musical talent, expect workshops, seminars, live DJ set’s, record fairs and some very appealing beer tasting thrown for good measure.

Natalie-McCool – Liverpool Acoustic Festival 5.30-11.30pm @ Unity Theatre, Liverpool -- £14 (Weekend Tickets £32)

Le Quattro Volte (2010) 4pm @ FACT, Liverpool – FREE Screening

The gentle rustle of leaves, the sound of bells, soothing breaths: just some of life’s quiet, overlooked moments that are brought to the fore in director Michelangelo Frammartino’s contemplative and beautiful film. Translated as The Four Times, we observe life and death from the point of view of a goat herdsman and his dog in the serene setting of a rural Italian village and in doing so we are urged to take stock of the small things in life in order to reflect upon ourselves.

Saturday – Last Day: End Game 12-4pm @ Fallout Factory, Liverpool – FREE

As we approach the last day of this highly politicised exhibition, we sadly prepare for the last day of Fallout Factory itself. Today this community interest company opens and closes its doors for the final time so we urge you to experience this appropriately titled exhibition while you still have the chance. Exploring the domino effect that subjects such as war and greed have on society, Fallout Factory proves to be topical and politically inquisitive to the last.

The Acousmetre: Listening Beyond The Screen 4-5.30pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool – FREE

Curator of this year’s Hayward Touring exhibition Sam Belinfante is joined by artists Neil Luck, Amalia Pica and Imogen Stidworthy tonight in a roundtable discussion. Inspired by French composer Michel Chion’s use of the word ‘acousmetre’ to describe the emboldened power of the unseen speaker in film, tonight’s discussion will seek to ‘challenge perceptions of space, body and the audio-visual divide’.

Sunday – Last Day: Sun Xun: Stately Shadows 10-5pm @ Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art – FREE

Sunday – Last Day: Sun Xun: Stately Shadows 10-5pm @ Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester – FREE

This is the last day to see the stunning and sometimes stomach churning ink animations of prolific video artist Sun Xun — here examining Chinese contemporary culture and its industrial history through new commissions and historic artwork. Featuring the first screening of the highly anticipated animation What Happened in the Year of the Dragon since its creation for the Brave New World Exhibition at Edouard Malingue gallery, expect ‘a critical and political awareness of China’.

Last Day: BP Spotlight: Marlow Moss 10-6pm @ Tate Britain, London — FREE

Now considered to be one of Britain’s most significant and prolific constructivist artists, it’s difficult to think that Moss was once so overlooked. As part of Tate Britain’s regular BP Spotlight Series, we are afforded an in-depth look at the work of Mondrian’s friend, peer, and — in our opinion — equal. Expect intricate and fascinating reliefs, sculptures and paintings that interrogate space, light and movement.

Heather Garner

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Posted on 16/03/2015 by thedoublenegative