FACT - Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

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

Website

FACT Website

www.fact.co.uk

E-mail

Information

info@fact.co.uk

Telephone

FACT Switchboard

0151 707 4444

Fax

Fax

0151 707 4445

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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: Sun - Fri 12 - 6, Sat 11 - 6

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. 


Our address is:

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool
L1 4DQ

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.
Science Fiction: New Death

Science Fiction: New Death

  • 27 March — 22 June 2014 *on now

Science Fiction: New Death seeks to provoke the question – have the Sci Fi visions we once imagined of the future since become a reality? The exhibition presents works of art that explore these questions and considers how technology has created new ways of living, fashioning new identities, forms of intimacy and desire. This has occurred in tandem with the growth of cult-like communities both online and in physical space, the conceit of social media, and the hyperrealist architecture of computer screens. Arguably, our everyday lives have increasingly become a form of science fiction.

The author China Miéville has produced a new series of texts that have inspired the narrative of the exhibition. Here, the exhibition is presented as a deconstructed film set, with the curator acting as director, the artists as actors, Miéville as scriptwriter and artist collective The Kazimier as set-designers.

Inspired by the work of J.G. Ballard, our story looks to the bleak, man-made landscapes of the future and asks: What happens when virtual environments become indistinguishable from reality? Will our global culture allow us to choose where to live, and who will stop us? What will we do with knowledge that becomes freely available to all? With social platforms acting as camera, how will ‘selfies’ develop and what new forms of narcissism will thrive? What is it that we need to preserve, and what do we need to change? These questions are explored through intense visualisations of electronic communication, dystopian domestic interiors, and re-enactments of historical revolutionary moments.

In an era where dissidence and revolution continue to capture our headlines, are the modes of control in the hands of the people or have we unknowingly pushed them into the hands of an elite group as so many Sci Fi narratives once foretold?

Accompanying the exhibition will be The Personal Archive, a specially curated selection of clips from science fiction films and television programmes, books and memorabilia alongside homemade science fiction films submitted in response to an international open call by FACT.

Science Fiction: New Death is curated by Omar Kholeif (writer and curator) and Mike Stubbs (Director, FACT).

The Personal Archive is curated by John Dunning with the University of Liverpool’s Science Fiction collections from the University Library’s Special Collections & Archives (Europe’s largest catalogued collection of science fiction material)

Artists: James Bridle, Jon Rafman, Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders, Sascha Pohflepp, Jae Rhim Lee, Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, Mark Leckey, Larissa Sansour, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Laurence Payot, Dario Solman, Zach Blas, and Close & Remote.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/science-fiction-new-death.aspx?selection=Exhibition&when=futureevents

Science Fiction: New Death

  • 16 May 2014 4-10:30pm

An exhibition which seeks to provoke the question – have the Sci Fi visions we once imagined of the future since become a reality? Enjoy the galleries open until late.

To celebrate LightNight, visitors can expect hands-on Family Workshops, Sci-fi themed drinks and a special performance in The Box hosted by arts and culture magazine, The Double Negative (http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/) as part of their Programme Residency for Science Fiction: New Death. This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk

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.

SYNDROME

  • 16 May 2014 9-10:30pm

Large-scale, interactive work by glitch artist Antonio Roberts will transform Ropewalks Square into a digital control panel and light show, where visitors influence and disrupt a live audio-visual performance with their movement. SYNDROME is a new collaborative project curated by Mercy and HIVE in partnership with FACT This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk

Getting there

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


Our address is:

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool
L1 4DQ

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

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