Top 6 events to see at the Liverpool Biennial 2016


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There’s lots to see and do at Liverpool Biennial 2016. Here are my recommendations:

Selected by Jesse Jones

Film, 21st July, 6pm, £7. Link here

As part of the Biennial film screening programme, several events are guest curated. This session is selected by Jesse jones and explores identity and the body in public and private spaces. The screening includes two short films by Valie Export.

Paris Is Burning

Film, 1st September, 6pm, £7. Link here

This cult film, directed by Jennie Livingstone, follows Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers. The film charts their journey as they find friendship and creativity through dance. A must see, especially considered the recent events in America, aimed at both the Black and LGBT Latino communities.

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

Film, 29th September, 6pm, £7. Link here

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is an icon of British Filmmaking. Made by artist Mark Leckey, it examines the changes in British dance halls and nightclubs across the 70s, 80s and 90s. The film will also be following by other short works.

Coco Fusco – Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr Zira

Performance, 8th October, 6.30pm, Epstein Theatre. Link here

The lecture will be delivered by the Dr Zira, who was made famous in the film, Planet of the Apes. Dr Zira is a chimpanzee psychologist and expert in human beheaviour. The lecture/performance will draw on evolution, primatology and neuroscience and will comment on contemporary forms of aggression and predatory beheaviour in the post-industrial world.

Episodic Data of Culture

Symposium, 22nd September, 2-4pm, FACT. Link here

With a range of presenters, including Mark Cote, Jussi Parikka, Richard Wright and Hannah Redler, this event will discuss how time and data can work together. The talk will consider how cultural institutions use data and its significance.

Sleeping Giants: Theories of Sleep in Art and Philosophy from Ancient Greece to the Present Night

Talk, 14th October 6-8pm, Tate Liverpool. Link here

Sleep. It’s something we all do, but what are its potentials? Alexi Panzin and Matthew Fuller will discuss sleep as a place of resistance against late capitalism.

About Jesc Bunyard

Writer and artist Jesc Bunyard is primarily concerned with modes of spectatorship. Her interests in installation, film, sound and performance span both aspects of her practice. Jesc Bunyard has also written for Hunger Magazine, Rooms Magazine and ArtZip. In her artistic practice, she has shown work at the Whitechapel Gallery, Wysing Arts Center and the ICA.