Stu Robarts
Since 2007

FACT, the headquarters of the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, is a new media arts centre, gallery and cinema.

FACT commissions and exhibits film, video and new media art and is the only organisation of its kind in the UK. Since its inception, FACT has curated work by some of the world's foremost artists, including Barbara Kruger, Vito Acconci, Walid Raad and the Black Audio Film Collective.

FACT was, and remains, a vibrant flagship in the £100 million redevelopment of the Ropewalks district of Liverpool and played a key role in the city's successful Capital of Culture bid.
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Primitive

Thu Sep 24, 2009 00:00 - Wed Aug 26, 2009

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Primitive
Thursday 24 September - Sunday 29 November
FACT, Liverpool

Commissioned by FACT in partnership with Haus der Kunst, Munich and Animate Projects, London, Primitive is a multi-screen video installation set in Nabua in the Renu Nakhon district of Thailand, which suffered violent clashes between communist communities and the Thai military in the 1960s.

Primitive is about re-imagining Nabua, a place where memories and ideologies have been extinguished. It asks what can be learned to create a better future for the next generation.
0151 707 4450


Abandon Normal Devices (AND)

Wed Sep 23, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jul 10, 2009

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a new festival that welcomes audiences to experience the best in new cinema and media art in a celebration that spills from screens and galleries into the streets and imaginations of the North West. AND exists to create a space where artists and filmmakers can offer striking new perspectives, and visitors can enjoy, discuss and interact with ideas, in a festival that questions the normal and champions a different approach.

The festival will take place in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended programme in Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire. Expect an eclectic array of screenings, installations, online projects, public realm interventions, workshops and live events, with a distinctive emphasis on ideas and discussion.

The debut AND festival takes place in Liverpool 23-27 September. Pop it in the diary and please join us for five days of mind-blowing media art and cinematic shenanigans...


Climate for Change

Sat May 30, 2009 00:00

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Do you have a passion for something? An active group of interesting people?

What would you do with a gallery space right in the center of Liverpool?

FACT has the space, equipment, materials and a team of people, and all we need is your networks and ideas!

FACT is staging an extraordinary experiment from 13 March - 31 May 2009, called Climate for Change, which we believe may be of interest to your group.

The exhibition started out as a response to Liverpool's 2009 Year of the Environment, but is taking a wider view of environmental crisis from the perspective of power and politics, linked to food crisis, house crisis, financial crisis and more.

We're going to be turning our main gallery space into an experiment for all kinds of artists and groups, both national and international to come together through workshops, talks, discussion, etc.

We are inviting different interest groups across Liverpool to use this space as their own. We have space for workshops, talks, screenings, discussions, residencies and more.

At the moment we are completely open for ideas. You could be in the gallery for one day or a week, you could run a workshop for your group, friends or the public, you could use it to raise awareness about what you do or just use it as a meeting place - for an away day or just to make your regular meetings a bit more visible.

This exciting exhibition is the first of its kind. It relies completely on human interaction and local networks - making it an excellent opportunity to get involved in one of Liverpool's most innovative networking and artistic events.

If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more, contact: (0151 707 4441) or (0151 707 4464)


Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty

Thu Oct 30, 2008 00:00 - Fri Oct 17, 2008

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty
FACT, Liverpool. 30 October 10.00am - 5.00pm £25.00

The world around us is changing. Will the 21st century be all that different to
the 20th? What will we love, how will we live and what will keep us awake at
night? Join artists, scientists, futurologists as they explore our changing
environment and the challenges humanity faces in the future.

The conference brings together contributors from FACT’s Human Futures year
and celebrates the publication of the companion book edited by Andy Miah -
Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty, which includes contributions from
George J Annas, Russell Blackford, Fiona Raby, Anthony Dunne, Norman M Klein, William
Sims Bainbridge and Oron Catts.

For the symposium schedule or to book tickets visit Tickets
are also available from the FACT Box Office or the Booking Line: 08717 042063

Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty is published by Liverpool University
Press. To order a copy visit

Invitation to the book launch is included in this ticket.

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



Fri Feb 01, 2008 00:00 - Wed Jan 02, 2008

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A ground-breaking UK exhibition, sk-interfaces launches FACT’s 2008 programme and explores the work of artists including the legendary ORLAN and iconic Stelarc who use skin as a material for art. Transforming FACT’s galleries, public spaces and even building exterior, sk-interfaces will be a place where art, science and philosophy meet. A two day conference will be held at FACT on 08 and 09 February to discuss some of the key ideas surrounding the exhibition