Mark Leckey Dream English Kid 1964-1999 2015 Photo Courtesy Of The Artist And Cabinet London
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.