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.

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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. 

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



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.
Designing Desire

Designing Desire

  • 12 October — 5 November 2017 *on now

The work within show operates within the realms of visual arts, technological production, scientific exploration and political activism. It’s by practicing speculative design - design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas, and imagine possible futures - the artists’ encourage us to imagine endless possibilities for our future selves.

Through talks and interactions with visitors, the artists will consider how their practices unite in tackling the imposition of limits and regulations by the so-called ‘real’ world, and how rapid prototyping and digital tools can help us to move past such restrictions, opening up new directions within technological, biological, and sexual advancement.

The starting point for Designing Desire and its series of events, is the collaboration between the three artists for The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a project by Allahyari and Daniel Rourke. The manifesto is a call to push creative technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird, and the call resulted in a digital and physical book, The 3D Additivist Cookbook (composed of responses, an extensive catalog of digital forms, material actions, and post-humanist methodologies and impressions), will also be shown as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition is developed with support from the Ministry of Culture (Taiwan) and in partnership with Homotopia, the Liverpool based arts & social justice organisation making art, interventions and participation that inspires and unites communities. The project is also supported by the lab and Design department at Liverpool John Moores University.

Morehshin Allahyari and Kuang-Yi Ku have both undertaken research residencies between 2016 and 2017 in FACT’s experimental design space FACTLab, focused on the areas of speculative design and 3D Printing.

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. 

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
88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ






0151 707 4444

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