FOUR WORDS: FUTURE curated by Alan Dunn.
In 2016 Metal collaborated with Alan Dunn on FOUR WORDS: JANUARY as part of The Liverpool Provocations. Interrupting the flow of commercials on the Liverpool Media Wall, the project invited people to present four-word statements about value, money and exchange.
FOUR WORDS explore diversity and accessibility by bringing people together to reflect on complex issues. The social innovation of these takeovers lies in the breadth of participants, engaging with teenagers, retired seafarers, ancillary workers and ex-footballers from local communities alongside established artists.
The latest iteration, produced as part of a Metal Time and Space Residency, reflects upon the future of technology, football, faith, youth and the world.
Contributors to FOUR WORDS: FUTURE are Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk 1975-1991), award-winning independent Liverpool FC fan channel The RedmenTV, young females from Harthill Youth Centre in Liverpool, Leeds Beckett University graphics student Angus Evans, Mark Stewart from seminal bands The Pop Group and Mark Stewart & The Mafia, Amina Abbas-Nazari (Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art), Liverpool-based agency Propaganda-Photo and artist/technologist Graham Hibbert.
With thanks to Shaun Curtis, Jenny Porter and all at Metal, Ricky Adam, Neil Masterman, David at Propaganda, Chris Pajak and all at RedmenTV, John and the team at Harthill Youth Centre, Micky at Clearcast and all at Channel 4, especially Liam and Ryan.
FOUR WORDS: FUTURE - Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane celebrate after Salah's winning goal against Sevilla at Anfield in the Champions League, 2017; The World is a set of islands off the coast of Dubai; Virtual football mascots increase; Billionaires buy up swathes of New Zealand in preparation for a collapse of nations; Shanghai Hotels bloom underground; Driverless Vehicles kill; Global Population rises to 9,157,233,000 by 2040; Artists and AI collaborate.