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FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is a Liverpool-based cinema and art gallery, and is the UK's leading organisation for the commission, exhibition and support of new media art-forms.
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EVENT

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets


Dates:
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:00 - Sun Aug 26, 2012

Location:
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets
Friday 22nd June – Sunday 26th August 2012


Part performance, part experience, Trade Secrets presents us with an universe threatened with complete control. Using the lens of the marketplace to ask, "What do we really trade? What should be traded? And what cannot be bought?"

Trade Secrets is inspired by the spectacular rise of Brazil as an economic power and the trading cities of the Northwest in the UK and Southeast in Brazil. Through a choreographed journey of interactive vehicles expect intimate provocations that confront us with the follies of mass consumerism. The Humble Market: Trade Secrets is presented as part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival, which is taking place across the region in 2012.

For information about visiting Trade Secrets visit http://www.fact.co.uk/projects/the-humble-market-trade-secrets/.

The Humble Market is a co-production between Abandon Normal Devices, FACT and Derry - Londonderry - City of Culture 2013 and WE PLAY, commissioned by AND, FACT, WE PLAY Expo and Derry - Londonderry - City of Culture 2013 and London 2012 Festival funded by Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England.



EVENT

Robots and Avatars


Dates:
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:00 - Sun May 27, 2012

Location:
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Robots and Avatars

16 March – 27 May

Join us in a near future where robots, avatars and telepresence form part of an exciting new reality.

From pervasive networked gaming to robots that teach, touch, care or scare, Robots and Avatars are already co-habit the world in which we work and play.

Co-curated with interdisciplinary design collective body>data>space (London), this exhibition at FACT showcases some of the most exciting new ideas from international artists and technologists in the field. Expect playful post-industrial creatures, sensory virtual worlds, and responsive inflatable objects in this major new exhibition.

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool
L1 4DQ

www.fact.co.uk


EVENT

Republic of Moon


Dates:
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:00 - Sun Feb 26, 2012

Location:
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Republic of the Moon
16th December 2011 - 26th February 2012
Imagine living on our closest celestial neighbour.... Seven
international artists are declaring a Republic of the Moon in Liverpool in this new exhibition.
Curated by The Arts Catalyst and FACT, Republic of the Moon presents major new commissions by Agnes Meyer-Brandis
and WE COLONISED THE MOON, and works by Leonid Tishkov, Andy Gracie,
Liliane Lijn and Sharon Houkema.
Weaving together fact, imagination and storytelling,
the artworks offer alternative visions of lunar life: a remote lunar habitat
for mythical “moon geese”, an immersive encounter with the smell of the
moon, DIY astrobiology experiments and the tale of a man who met the moon (and
stayed with her for the rest of his life).
Who will be the first colonisers of the Moon?
Perhaps it should be the artists. 
 
For
more information call 0151 707 4464 or visit www.fact.co.uk


EVENT

Semiconductor: Worlds in the Making


Dates:
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:00 - Sun Sep 11, 2011

Location:
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Join us this summer for the first major UK solo exhibition of Semiconductor, aka British artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Inspired by the natural world, Semiconductor make moving image, sound and multimedia installations which attempt to untangle our understanding of it. 
Worlds in the Making is a series of newly commissioned artworks exploring the volcanic landscapes and unique geology of the Galapagos Islands. Through documentary footage, ethereal animations and a soundtrack composition by multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi, gallery visitors are transported through lava landscapes, volcanoes, rocks and minerals to a world where science fiction meets science fact. 
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of screenings, workshops and related events.


EVENT

Rewire


Dates:
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:00 - Fri Sep 30, 2011

Location:
Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art,
Science and Technology Rewire, is hosted by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Liverpool John Moores University.
Drawing upon parallel perspectives of technological and scientific development from arts and cultural theory, the conference will be discursive, with open conversation and debate at its centre.
Student groups of four or more students can purchase tickets at the
bargain concession rate of £50.00 per head. 
Early Booking is advised as discounted tickets are limited.