Culture Diary w/c 22-06-2015

still the enemy within

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

Monday — MA Conservation Summer Show 6-9pm @ Camberwell Space, London — FREE

A chance to enjoy what the conservation students have been working on over a glass of wine at the Camberwell College of Arts Postgraduate Summer Show tonight; the course teaches specialist skills in restoring Art on Paper and Books and Archival Materials. It’s your last chance to also see degree show work by graduating MA students in Visual Arts, including Book Arts, Printmaking and Illustration.

Tuesday – Louis Quail: Globalisation & Personalisation 6pm @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

To coincide with Open Eye’s Open1 exhibition, renowned photographer Louis Quail will be joined by Liverpool Economic Governance Unit’s Senior Lecturer Dr Firat Cengiz to discuss his current body of work, Desk Job. By placing globalisation firmly under the microscope in this discussion, the utilitarian environment of the office can be more intriguing than one thinks if, as Quail puts it, ‘one knows where to look’.

Wednesday – Marcos Valle 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool -- £10/12.50 ADV

Wednesday – Marcos Valle 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £10/12.50 ADV

For the best part of 60 years, Marcos Valle has been at the forefront of Brazil’s thriving and expanding music scene. On route to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Valle brings his ‘wicked rhythmic sense’ and ‘politically coded poetry’ (Rolling Stone) to The Kazimier for a night of up-tempo music, ranging from Bossa Nova to Samba and Jazz.

Thursday – Exhibition Opening: Justin Hibbs: Alias_Re_Covered 6-8pm @ Carroll Fletcher, London – FREE

British artist Hibbs showcases his first ever sound artwork with musician Ben Lancaster amongst an exciting new body of work. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Hibbs renegotiates the visual language of modernism; endlessly renewing historical references, daily occurrences and the memories of older work we are presented with paintings, sculptures, drawings and screens that investigate the mechanics of spatial representation and perception.

Broadcast 6.30-10pm (films start 7pm prompt) @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool -- £5.50

Broadcast 6.30-10pm (films start 7pm prompt) @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool — £5.50

A new and regular night from Deep Hedonia celebrating the collaborations of filmmakers and musicians around the North West, expect a heady mix of music videos and shorts screened alongside brand new, and live, musical compositions. Tonight,  sound artist Rachel Rosen and JC perform atmospheric (and sometimes doom-laden) sets to accompany film by digital and textile artist Lucy Hardcastle (including her video for Outfit’s pop ballad New Air).

Friday — The Lab (2013) 5pm/6pm prompt start @ Static Gallery, Liverpool — £4 ADV/£5 OTD

“If Israel sells weapons, they’ve been tested, tried out… it brings Israel billions of dollars.” Documentary filmmaker and journalist Yotam Feldman here presents the Israeli military occupation in Palestine as a business rather than a burden. Winning Best Debut Film at DocAviv 2013, expect Feldman to take you on a journey through the cynical (and incredibly profitable) world of arms trading: the testing and selling of future warfare.

Soda Jerk: Artist Talk 6-8pm @ FACT, Liverpool – FREE

Soda Jerk: Artist Talk 6-8pm @ FACT, Liverpool – FREE

In a continued bid to share new tools and skills as part of FACT’s current exhibition – Build Your Own: Tools For Sharing – we are invited to join EMARE artists in residence, Soda Jerk, for an informal evening of discussion. Here, the artist duo will delve into their installations and video essays that examine speculative fictions and provide a welcome insight into their current projects at FACT.


PICK OF THE WEEK: Exhibition Opening: Live! Jake Laffoley 7-9pm @ The Royal Standard, Liverpool – FREE

PICK OF THE WEEK: Exhibition Opening: Live! Jake Laffoley 7-9pm @ The Royal Standard, Liverpool – FREE

In round two of three live performances, Jake Laffoley follows on from artist Rachel Pursglove with the experimental (and humorously titled) Toilet Time Compression. A performance that dissects the meaning of labour, we are asked to question the regulation time, the dynamics of our social spaces and how even the most private moments of our lives can be influenced by an algorithmic ideology.

Saturday – Milapfest Presents Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya & Kousic Sen 1pm @ Capstone Theatre, Liverpool – FREE

The enthralling sound of contemporary Indian classical music is placed under the spotlight tonight with one of India’s most prolific and acclaimed musicians, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya. Credited with redefining how the beautiful Santoor instrument is played for new audiences, expect specially selected musical compositions that demonstrate a soulful and exhilarating experience.

Sunday – Still The Enemy Within (2014) 6-9.30pm @ A Small Cinema, Liverpool — £4/£3

Beyond the media coverage of the infamous 1984-85 Miners Strikes, this acclaimed documentary brings together hard hitting archival footage and candid contemporary interviews from the ordinary people in one of Britain’s longest and most dramatic strikes, producing ‘timely, important and truthful cinema, at once bitter, nostalgic and unexpectedly uplifting’ (Time Out).

Heather Garner

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Posted on 22/06/2015 by thedoublenegative