The history of the Port of Liverpool echoes other histories of bodies – in labour, in motion and in struggle. Transforming the former Dock Traffic Office, David Zink Yi’s video installation Horror Vacui (2009) emphasises the role of rituals in the production of music, operating as an extended picture without beginning or end.
This exhibition will run until 27th June.
Liverpool Biennial 2021 explores notions of the body. Drawing on non-Western ways of thinking, the 11th edition challenges an understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient entity. The body is instead seen as a fluid organism that is continuously shaped by and shaping its environment. A plethora of artistic practices inform this edition: many of the artworks include sound, shun direct representation, de-stabilise gender categories or look at intense forms of contact. Liverpool, and its maritime history as a point of global contact and circulation, provides the perfect ecosystem to situate these enquiries.
Audience: Specifically aimed at adults but is family friendly
Image credit: David Zink Yi, Horror Vacui (film still), 2009. Courtesy the artist.
Take a taxi ride into an alternate world within the city of Liverpool, where the Cumbian beat of Latin American music intersects with primordial forces.
You can experience Erick Beltrán’s Superposition (2021) by booking a special ComCab Taxis on 0151 298 2222 (normal phone and taxi rates apply). Available throughout Liverpool Biennial, the full Superposition commission, combining lights and music alongside the graphic designs, can be experienced across 5 taxis, while on display across the tip-seats of an additional 30 taxis are Beltrán’s graphic designs, complete with QR codes providing access to the accompanying audio.
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