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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.

La chambre des machines cause electro-acoustic resonance

Montreal-based artist duo Nicolas Bernier and Martin Messier aka La chambre des machines (The Mechanical Room) are a performance duo fascinated by the relationship between analogue and digital sound production. They use grandiose machines made out of retro-style gears and cranks, such as cogs, levers, with in-built projectors. Their multi-purpose instruments look like a futuristic mash-up made out of the sort of ornate appliances one would find in their grandparents’ attic.

Quebecois designer, Alexandre Laundry, conceives the majority of their physical machines, which the artists manipulate to produce industrial soundscapes that sit at a crossroads between acoustic and electronic resonance. Audiences of the duo’s performances are immersed in an all-encompassing field of noise during shows that take place in both small and large-scale auditoria, as well as in the public realm.

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Space Invaders Trailer

Watch a trailer from the latest exhibition at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool — an exhibition curated by FACT, and the Netherlands Media Arts Institute, exploring the blurred boundaries between real spaces, and virtual reality.

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