A one-off evening event around privacy and silence, curated by Alan Dunn and Michael Jenkins for Liverpool's most public and private architectural landmark, Radio City Tower, Sunday 16th September 2012, 6.30-8.30pm.
Liverpool's Radio City Tower was built in 1969 but closed to the public in 1983. PRIVATE has been developed as a one-off event for two rooms at the top of the tower to consider privacy, hospitality and the silent city beneath. How much privacy and creative thinking space do cities give us and how often are we given the time to reflect upon their inhabitants and codes? What roles for exclusivity and formality - reflected in the evening's dress code - in contemporary art? In this, the city's busiest contemporary art weekend, we are pleased to present this experimental and independently-funded programme.
PRIVATE is split across two rooms. The ZOO Room hosts a series of new performances, spoken word, music to the backdrop of Foreign Investment's Bols Blue Curacao Bar. The Silent Room offers guests a 30-track headphone playlist through which to consider the city below, as Foreign Investment's 1 square mile of sky performance unfolds noiselessly. Access to PRIVATE is by special invitation only and all guests will receive a limited edition gift, designed by Amy Leak.
The programme of events in alphabetical order is here. A PDF of the printed programme will be available shortly. Video and photographic documentation from the event by Tim Brunsden, Leila Romaya and Paul McCann will also be available after the event on this webpage.
PROCESS: SCREEN PRINTING INVITATIONS, 28.8.2012
Filming by Tim Brunsden, music by Man Ray.
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