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Booking Now: Random Acts – Artists Interventions into Broadcast

This forum celebrates the Random Acts series of commissions – including new commissions from FACT for the strand – and opens up a dialogue about the future of television as a shared space that has the potential to bridge new relationships between socially engaged audiences, curators, creative producers, and broadcasters.

Speakers include Chip Lord, artist and one of the co-founders of Ant Farm; New York-based artist Marisa Olson; Tabitha Jackson (Commissioning Editor for Arts, Channel 4); performances by Ronald Fraser-Munroe and Jeremy Bailey, as well as conversations with artists Zineb Sedira and Sarah Wood, producer Jacqui Davies, as well as FACT’s Director Mike Stubbs and Curator, Omar Kholeif.

Download the full schedule and list of speakers from the Downloads section of this page.

Produced by FACT Liverpool and presented across the UK by the Cross Arts Venue (CAV) Network in partnership with Channel 4, Arts Council England and the Liverpool Biennial.

Tickets are £10/£8 (FACT Members & concessions). Lunch not included. Capacity is limited so advance booking is recommended. BOOK HERE.

See information about the 25 films we have commissioned for Channel 4 at the Random Acts project page.

Random Acts?

Ant Farm, Media Burn (1975)

A critical artist intervention into the hierarchies of broadcast is hardly a novel concept. One needs look no further than the ICA’s current exhibition, ‘Remote Control’, which includes some of these most iconic instances. From David Hall’sInterruptions (1971), considered the very first ‘intervention’ into broadcast in the UK, to Ant Farm’s Media Burn (1975), a lacerating piece that ends with a sports car crashing into a mountain of analogue television screens. There is also Richard Serra’s co-authored short, Television Delivers People (1973), a teleprompter-style work that didactically correlates broadcast television’s consumerist approach – linking content programming to a form of cultural brainwashing.

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