Culture Diary w/c 03-08-2015

Gabriel Orozco

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

Monday – Mark Lanegan 7pm @ O2 Academy, Liverpool – £21.86

Former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan arrives in Liverpool tonight as part of a handful of dates on his UK tour (see here for more venues) to perform tracks from his most recent albums, and undoubtedly plucked from his 25 year-long career. Expect the brooding, soulful vocals and redemptive lyrics that have earned him a place as one of the most influential musicians on the alternative scene.

Tuesday – Artist Talk: Anne Harild: Public Commission In The Courtyard 4pm @ The Bluecoat, Liverpool – FREE

As part of her residency at the Bluecoat, Danish artist Anne Harild presents her newly commissioned creation for their beautiful courtyard. Inspired by urban environments and the architecture of the gallery itself, we are provided with a welcome insight into the process of designing sculpture, the making of her colonnade-like structure, and her experience of working with the Blue Room and Out of The Blue clubs that support adults with learning difficulties and young people.

PICK OF THE WEEK: Wednesday – 52 Tuesdays (2013) + Director & Lead Actress Q&A 6.30pm @ FACT, Liverpool — £10/£9 Concession

Winning nine awards since its release — including Berlin International Film Festival’s Crystal Bear and Sundance’s World Cinema prize for Drama — Sophie Hyde’s touching Australian drama about a young woman dealing with her mother’s transition from female to male has had resounding critical appraisal, and rightly so. Tonight, meet the director herself, along with rising star Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

Alex Tyrrell: Memories We Made in the Computer Age 12-6pm @ The Arthouse Gallery, London – FREE

The familiar compositions and traditions of live performance are challenged in sound artist Alex Tyrell’s new multichannel sound sculpture, Memories We Made in the Computer Age, and is accompanied by music for the debut album of the same name. Free from the concerns of strict orchestration, Tyrrell creates immersive and special sound experiences while encouraging the listener the explore the physicality of the piece.

Thursday – Panel Discussion: On Migration & Memory 6pm @ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool – FREE

Partnered with the current Out of the Archive exhibition at Kirkby Gallery, join photographer and exhibition curator John Davies for an inquisitive evening of discussion and questions — from Open Eye’s first director, Peter Hagerty, history scholar Alix Davies and investigative journalist, Mel Lyons. Each responding to the themes of migration and memory, the panel will present their own understanding of how these complex and seemingly different topics have influenced historic change on culture.

Friday – Last Day: Gabriel Orozco 10-6pm @ Marian Goodman Gallery, London – FREE (main image)

Showcasing paintings, scrolls, sculptures, photographs and drawings plus a brand new text piece, this latest exhibition by multi-talented artist Gabriel Orozco demonstrates his unwavering ability to turn his creative hand to any medium. Inspired by themes as wide ranging as travel, foreign cultures, nature and the human form, Orozco plays with recurring motifs such as geometric patterns, natural forms and domestic objects to create a body of work that is diverse and completely compelling.

KRS-One 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool -- £15 ADV

KRS-One 7.30pm @ The Kazimier, Liverpool — £15 ADV

With 30 years in the hip-hop game under his belt, the ‘blastmaster’ Lawrence Parker (AKA KRS-One, above) jets into Liverpool for the first time, bringing with him a back catalogue of beats from 15 albums. One of the pioneering voices of gangsta rap, his socially astute lyrics and critical commentary on topics as wide as religion, politics, repression and afrocentrism have rightly afforded him the title of hip-hop legend.

Saturday – Yo No Bi 11-4pm @ The Tetley, Leeds – £3

Over two days and as part of a short UK tour, Japan’s most prolific sound artists, Minoru Sato and Horio Kanta, will be providing a rare glimpse into some of their most celebrated and innovative creations. Bringing with them two new installations, the duo harness acoustic and physical phenomena such as light, sound, magnetism and physical movement, to produce layered sonic experiences.

Heather Garner

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Posted on 03/08/2015 by thedoublenegative