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

FACTLab

  • 11 December 2015 — 21 February 2016 *on now

FACTLab is a temporary workshop space designed to reveal the creative processes behind FACT's exhibitions programme.

As part of our exhibition Follow, you can use our pop-up production studio with a little help from FACT staff, and make your own potentially viral video, edit it, share it and become a Follow superstar. Every two weeks we will run workshops designed by artist Louise Adkins looking into themes of online identity, celebrity and the reasons why we produce online videos in the ways we do.

The rest of the time, please use this space to make your own content, be it fun, serious, critical, or instructional.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/factlab.aspx?selection=Exhibition&when=futureevents

Follow

Follow

  • 11 December 2015 — 21 February 2016 *on now

Follow is a major exhibition presenting a variety of experiences and views of identity, sharing, and micro-celebrity within the context of a life lived online, Follow will explore how we act when everyone is watching.

Fame is no longer an aspirational dream and celebrities are no longer created on the exclusive space of the red carpet, but on our Twitter feeds and Facebook walls. We feel closer than ever to being able to reach them, befriend them, become them. But are we?

Follow will investigate the use of image and identity as ever-changing concepts which can be bought, sold, mimicked, endorsed, deleted and validated through a single click, and the ways we can survive social media. Like for like, follow for follow.

Exhibition highlights include new work by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, Cécile B. Evans, Debora Delmar, Joe Orr, Ant Hamlyn, Aram Bartholl, Louise Adkins, Simon Whybray and Candice Jacobs, and restaged work by Constant Dullaart and Kurdwin Ayub.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/follow.aspx?selection=Exhibition&when=futureevents

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.

Bookmarks: Forums

  • 18 February 2016 6:30-7:30pm

FACT have invited artists, writers, curators, hackers and designers to talk about what social media, online identity and celebrity culture means to them.

Exploring the themes of Follow, these informal discussion groups will be led by someone different each time, who has brought a resource (which will then be placed into the Bookmarks Resource Space) to get things going.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.fact.co.uk/whats-on/current/bookmarks-forums.aspx?selection=Event&when=futureevents

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

Website

www.fact.co.uk

E-mail

info@fact.co.uk

Telephone

0151 707 4444

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