Response @ Fallout Factory

Response @ Fallout Factory – Reviewed


Adam Scovell finds reasons to be optimistic about the Independents Biennial at Fallout Factory… There’s a wealth of independent shows and projects around this year’s Liverpool Biennial. With the official festival itself being...

Dora Garcia in conversation with Laurence Payot

Biennial 2012: Dora Garcia & Laurence Payot in conversation


We filmed Spanish artist Dora Garcia talking to French (Liverpool based) artist Laurence Payot about the ups and downs of working with the public, and whether performance art is ‘real’ or ‘not real’...

John Akomfrah, The Unfinished Conversation

All We Have is Now


Two works at the Bluecoat move C James Fagan to contemplate time, its passage and how we cling to it… How do you capture a moment, or catch the passing of time? Which...

Mercy design

Studio Series: Mercy


Ahead of Mercy’s Electronic Voice Phenomena Biennial Weekend (kicking off tonight at Camp and Furnace), we talk ghosts, fanzines and Chicks on Speed with Creative Director Nathan Jones! Hi Nathan! Please describe your...

Les Savy Fav, detail, Gary McGarvey

Artist of the Month: Gary McGarvey


New Artist of the Month, Gary McGarvey, talks screenprinting, ambitions and the day Pixies’ Kim Deal became a fan… Hi Gary! Let’s get some important details first – where were you born, where...

(L-R) Cherie Federico, Rachael Jones, Miranda Sawyer, Francesco Manacorda, Edgar Schmitz. The Medium, Liverpool Biennial 2012, image courtesy The Double Negative

The Medium is the Medium


It’s a question that’s been asked since the dawn of time, well blogging, but just where are the standards in journalism set now? Getting on for a couple of weekends ago, I was...

Ming Wong, Making Chinatown

Biennial 2012: Making Chinatown – Ming Wong in conversation


In the third of our special Biennial ‘in conversation’ series, we pair up cine-inspired artist Ming Wong with director and film critic DW Mault … Ming Wong, born in Singapore and based in...

Superflex, Cunard

Biennial 2012: The Cunard Building


C James Fagan on feeling very much like an unexpected guest at the Cunard building… This piece is the result of two visits to the Cunard Building; when faced with something as large...

Andrew Bracey, Frames (2007-9). Still, Transition Gallery

Artist as Projectionist: my love of cinema


Artist Andrew Bracey professes his love for the clattering roar of the projector, and how it inspired his most recent exhibition at Transition Gallery and Hackney Picturehouse … My eyes were opened to...