FACT is a leading visual arts organisation. Imagined and made in Liverpool, we make art, science and technology projects that radically explore society and its most pressing issues.
Episode 1: Black Obsidian Sound System: In Focus with TYGAPAW21/07/2021 Duración: 51min
Black Obsidian Sound System: In Focus with TYGAPAW is the first of two episodes of podcasts produced by Sable Radio with FACT and Liverpool Biennial to accompany the exhibition ‘The Only Good System is a Sound System’ by artist collective Black Obsidian Sound System. The exhibition can be seen at FACT from 19 May until 28 August 2021.This episode is a conversation between DJ, Curator and Producer TYGAPAW and B.O.S.S. member, writer and filmmaker Deborah Findlater. Stay tuned for the second episode of this podcast, coming soon. You can keep up with B.O.S.S.’ work here and TYGAPAW's here. For more information about FACT’s programme, head to fact.co.ukCommissioned by Liverpool Biennial for the 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, curated by Manuela Moscoso.
Episode 3: Framework for Resilience - Migration and Adaptation22/03/2021 Duración: 01h53min
Framework for Resilience is a three-part series of online conversations which bring together activists, artists, researchers and educators to think about the world we are creating, the world we are destroying, the systems which will fall, and those which should prevail. In this third and final episode of the series, we discuss migration and adaptation. Host Kayt Hughes (Public Programme Producer at FACT) and mediator Maitreyi Maheshwari (Head of Programme at FACT) and joined by speakers Dr. Ali Meghji (Lecturer, Researcher), Jessica El Mal (Artist) and Niloo Sharifi (Multidisciplinary Artist). In 1990, the United Nations anticipated that ‘the greatest single impact of climate change could be on human migration’ with estimates predicting 200 million ‘climate refugees’ by 2050. While the scientific case for human-caused climate change has gained more certainty, the consequences for populations affected both by meteorological and political factors remain unpredictabl
Episode 2: Framework for Resilience - Climate Justice from De-colonialist Perspectives22/03/2021 Duración: 01h49min
Framework for Resilience is a three-part series of online conversations which bring together activists, artists, researchers and educators to think about the world we are creating, the world we are destroying, the systems which will fall, and those which should prevail. In this second episode of the series, we start from a collection of questions of how we engage with time, land and ownership: What happens if we consider that the very earth and trees, as well as non-sentient beings like AI and stones, have rights? How can we understand time and consequence differently: understanding that indigenous deaths caused climate change in 1600, and prevent the repeating of history? How do we peacefully transform a racialised colonial system which values the very commodities which are destroying lives, bodies, and lands? Episode host Dr. Nicola Triscott (Director/CEO of FACT) and mediator Helen Starr (Curator), and gathered speakers Jack Tan (Artist), Himali Singh Soin (Writer, Artist) and Nabil Ahmed (Artist, Educato
Episode 1: Framework for Resilience - Ecological Empathy22/03/2021 Duración: 01h47min
Framework for Resilience is a three-part series of online conversations which bring together activists, artists, researchers and educators to think about the world we are creating, the world we are destroying, the systems which will fall, and those which should prevail. In this first episode of the series, we focus on the dismissive and destructive ways colonial powers have overtaken the natural world, extending the same attitudes to those who call these spaces home. Foregrounding the importance of empathy and practices of care, we discuss the effects of taking a more mindful and generous approach to the places we live, and our neighbours. Reframing our role as one of caretakers (of culture, the planet, one another), and encouraging positive action and education, we can begin to see the way to a more inclusive form of co-existence. This episode is hosted by Lesley Taker (Exhibitions Manager at FACT), mediated by Dr. Luiza Prado de O Martins (Artist, Researcher) who are joined by Dr. Edna Bonhomme (Histo
Re:Formed01/12/2020 Duración: 22min
Re:Formed is a new commission by queer, disabled artists Tammy Reynolds and Natalia Bedkowska and queer audio describer, Dot Alma for FACT Together. Their work looks at accessibility not just as a basic right, but as a radical creative practice. Re:Formed exists on the FACT website as an accessible online photography gallery and series of conversations between the artists, made into a podcast. The work explores how access can be produced within the same space, and with the same intent, of the artwork to which it refers. Working together as queer practitioners, the trio forms a relationship of exchange, reclaiming the gaze so often used against them - through a process of mutual trust, and collective learning.
Natural and Unnatural Landscapes04/05/2020 Duración: 22min
Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day with us! Acclaimed ecological field recordist and musician Geoff Sample joins with Daniel Thorne, saxophonist, composer and founder of the Immix Ensemble, to create a sonic reimagining of the dawn chorus. Using musical instruments, Thorne will respond to Sample's recordings of different landscapes and the birds that inhabit them - from woodlands to wetlands, to parks and cities - echoing the call and response of the morning symphonies we hear every day. This project is part of The Living Planet, a free online programme that explores our relationship with the natural world. To find out more, visit fact.co.uk/thelivingplanet
Precarity in the Arts08/08/2019 Duración: 01h40min
FACT and a-n present Precarity in the Arts. Listen to Julie Lomax, CEO of a-n The Artists Information Company, and Emily Speed, Artist and Chair of a-n Artists Council, in conversation with artists in Liverpool on the ongoing debate about precarious work in the field of contemporary art. FACT is a leading visual arts organisation, based in Liverpool, that makes internationally exceptional art, science and technology projects that radically explore society and its most pressing issues. a-n initiated the Paying Artists campaign and is the largest professional membership organisation for visual artists in the UK with over 24,000 members. This discussion was recorded live and took place at FACT on Tuesday 30 July 2019.