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Liverpool Biennial announce residency programme

Date uploaded: February 2, 2010

Best known for presenting the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art, Liverpool Biennial is also an art commissioning agency,  commissioning artists across a range of projects.

2010 will see the 6th biennial festival of contemporary art take place between 18th September and 28th November. They will be anouncing the artists and their commissions for Liverpool Biennial 2010  in late Spring.

Other commissions and projects that are part of their year-round activities include -

Artist Trevor Morgan Selected for Residency Programme
Liverpool Biennial is pleased to announce the selection of Trevor Morgan as the first artist-in-residence in Liverpool supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. Liverpool is one of 10 cities worldwide to host an Australia Council for the Arts International Residency, the other cities being Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Rome, Helsinki and Tokyo. The 3-month residency is hosted by Liverpool Biennial and includes a studio based at Static Trading. The artists will work alongside Liverpool Biennial’s programme of art commissions in the city.

Trevor Morgan uses video and photography to explore the concepts of home, dislocation and body spatiality as he journeys through urban spaces. He has developed a unique ‘Personal Documentation Unit’ (PDU) that comprises five small CCTV cameras sown into a hat, that function as a 360° memory capture device. During his time in Liverpool he will use this technology to explore different neighbourhoods and central gathering points in the city to produce 2-D and 3-D video models. For more information on Trevor Morgan visit www.trevormorgan.info 

Urban Interventions
Peter Arlt has started his six-month residency in Liverpool as part of Urban Interventions, an artist exchange programme between Liverpool Biennial and Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria. His work combines sociological and artistic research with urban planning, a combination which he calls experimental or applied sociology. This involves walking around with residents and observing everyday life and peoples’ somatic-psychological reactions to public space. From these observations and conversations he intends to find and activate the latent potential of the space. For more information on Peter Arlt (in German) visit www.peterarlt.at. 


More information on Liverpool Bienniel projects and commissions

Turning the Place Over, Richard Wilson, 2007.

Turning the Place Over, Richard Wilson, 2007.