FACT - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

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FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) has been leading the UK video, film and new media arts scene for 20 years with groundbreaking exhibitions, education and research projects. The organisation aims to pioneer new forms of artistic and social interaction with individuals and communities.

During its history, FACT has commissioned and presented over 250 digital media works with artists including Pipilotti Rist, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Vito Acconci and Isaac Julien.

FACT is a member of LARC (Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium), a partnership of eight of the leading cultural organisations in Liverpool set up to help ensure that the cultural sector plays a significant role in the regeneration of the Liverpool City Region. The organisation is based in the heart of the RopeWalks area of the city and is central to the regeneration of the area.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Centre opening times: Mon to Sat: 10.00am - 9.00pm
Sun: 11.00am - 9.00pm
Gallery opening times: Tues - Sun: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Mon: Closed

Admission charges

Free admission to Centre, Galleries and Media Lounge.

Getting there

FACT is based in the RopeWalks area of Liverpool city centre within walking distance of the main rail and bus stations. 


BY TRAIN
The nearest rail station is Liverpool Central (3 mins walk). Liverpool Lime Street is a 12 mins walk away.

Collection details

Design, Film and Media, Science and Technology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Audible Generosity

  • 17 September 2012 — 31 December 2017 *on now

FACT is a charity and depends on funding bodies and donations to keep our galleries free and to continue to bring people, art and technology together. In summer 2012, we began thinking about a way to make it easier - and more fun - for our visitors to help support us while they are in the FACT building. Being the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, we were never going to be satisfied with a traditional donations box, so we teamed up with architects FVMA and design consultancy Smiling Wolf to create something extra special.

Audible Generosity is inspired by games found at traditional amusement arcades like Penny Falls, but there is more to this game than meets the eye - and the ear.

The 4-metre long bespoke box has been fitted with 12 piezo microphones that pick up vibrations made when coins touch the wooden surface. These sounds are then fed through a mixing desk installed inside the box and heard through directional speakers located close by.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/audible-generosity.aspx?selection=Exhibition&when=today

Networked Narrative

  • 1 May 2014 — 30 November 2016 *on now

Young people from across Burnley, Hull and Wigan are at the heart of this project. Over the duration of the project they will work closely with artists and a wide range of professionals to actively have a say and influence over the decisions involving three digital art commissions for both online and public spaces, which will involve their local library. The commissioned artworks will then tour to libraries across the North of England.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/networked-narrative.aspx?selection=Exhibition&when=today

Ryoichi Kurokawa: unfold

  • 13 May 2016 5-10pm

A unique and sensory exhibition from acclaimed Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, transporting audiences into space through beautifully visual and sonic environments to showcase the birth of stars.

This groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary exhibition will be Kurokowa’s first UK solo show and brings together the fields of art and science.

Working together with astrophysicists at the Research Institute into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe (CEA Irfu, Paris-Saclay) Kurokawa has been using scientific data collected in space to create a new, immersive installation featuring stunning visuals, electronic music and bass-shaking floors.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Murmurate Performance

  • 13 May 2016 7:30-8pm

Location: The Box

Become part of a smartphone orchestra at FACT for Light Night!

Following their earlier Murmurate workshop, artists Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal invite you to perform with them using your smartphone! The swarm of tiny speakers will create a collection of overlapping sounds enabling audience members to gain a unique spatial understanding of their environment.

Please note that you do not need to have attended the earlier workshop to participate in this performance.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

SEE-SAW present Space | Sound

  • 13 May 2016 8-10:40pm

Workshop 20:00—21:30 in the FACT Foyer
Performance 22:00—22.40 Ropewalks Square

SEE-SAW invite you to Space | Sound, an interactive, live drawing performance in response to unfold, Ryoichi Kurokawa's installation. Exploring the relationship between sound and image, sound artist JC presents a newly composed, real-time score, sampling field recordings and textural looping. Artists Madeline Hall, Jon Barraclough and Thom Isom manipulate DIY drawing machines to generate new, live narratives.

SEE-SAW will host a workshop at FACT prior to their performance at 10pm, where the artists invite you to prepare your own drawings, which will then be used in the live performance later in the evening!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Murmurate Workshop

  • 13 May 2016 5-7pm

Location: The Box

In this workshop artists Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal will introduce you to using Murmurate, a specially designed system which enables musicians and composers to explore the potential of smartphone devices as a performance or installation tool, and show you how to set up and customise it. You'll be able to create your own work using this open source system, which will result in a listening session and an open discussion at the end.

Please note: participants should bring their own laptop (preferably running OSX or Linux) and optionally, a mobile device. Programming skills are not required but a small amount of knowledge using audio software such as Pure Data, MAX/MSP or Ableton will make things easier in the session.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Getting there

FACT is based in the RopeWalks area of Liverpool city centre within walking distance of the main rail and bus stations. 


BY TRAIN
The nearest rail station is Liverpool Central (3 mins walk). Liverpool Lime Street is a 12 mins walk away.

FACT - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
FACT
88 Wood Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 4DQ
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.fact.co.uk

E-mail

info@fact.co.uk

Telephone

0151 707 4444

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