In Pictures: Jellyfish take over derelict buildings and snakes come alive in Liverpool

By Culture24 Reporter | 17 July 2014

A building left silent apart from the nightly echo of jellyfish is illuminating Toxteth as part of the Liverpool Biennial

Click on the picture to launch a gallery of jellyfish and snakes

Each night for a month, the shutter of a derelict building in Liverpool’s Toxteth will mysteriously open, shining a light to reveal tanks of jellyfish in a spooky installation which duo Walter Hugo and Zoniel want to spread by word of mouth through the local community.

The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living is partly envisaged as a “virtual corridor” between Liverpool and London, where a live stream is broadcasting the streets of Toxteth – as seen through the tanks – into Gazelli Art House.

September will see a slippery show open at Liverpool’s World Museum, where a live boa constrictor and royal python will be accompanied by a Burmese python skeleton and photos of serpents from around the world.

A Discovery Zone and Field lab also answer questions on conservation, how snakes capture their prey and why they shed their skins.

  • The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living is at 53 High Park Street until July 26 2014. Part of the Liverpool Biennial, until October 26. Sssnakes Alive opens at World Museum on September 19.

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Pics: Michael D Kern; Blue Tokay; Walter Hugo and Zoniel
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