Biennial & Sparklehorse

WOW! Liverpool has so much going on at the moment, you have to get over there and have a look at the Biennial! From arriving at the station we must have gone to about 5 galleries before we even got to the Fusebox where some incredibly arty/enthusiastic people gave us a pile of information to digest about the exhibitions. There were official/fringe/squat galleries and everything in between…

First thing we saw there was a crazy video by The Kingpins. Filmed in Port Sunlight on the Wirral (a quiet village built by Lever for his workers). It involved women dressed up as men in shell suits dancing around. Very Funny.

I quite liked the upturned boats in the abandoned church at the top of Bold Street. There was far too much going on. Just go for the day – It’s great. Also there are lots of new bars and buildings popping up everywhere. Quiggins has finally gone which was sad and in it’s place is the biggest construction site I’ve ever seen…. More shops – great.

Then on sunday I dashed back to Sheffield to see Sparklehorse at the Leadmill. Wasn’t very busy but this made the atmosphere very intimate. There were times when all I could hear was the air-conditioning and the fans. Really enjoyed the gig.

Oh going back to Friday night, “went to” Light Night which was supposed to be some festival of light. Was quite unimpressive. I think it’s based on “la nuit blanche” which happens in France (in it’s 5th year I think). There just weren’t many lights (Maybe it’s a good think in the era of peak oil and energy consumption – maybe no light night would be better!). Still caught a crazy Hot-Chip style band donned in white. Part of the Designers Republic I think.

Fast forward to Monday night when I had fun in Photoshop doing these 2 weird things from pictures I’d taken. Look out for more of this it’s reet good fun 😉

Right back to the library and some more reading about how the world is most likely going to self-destruct!…. (ok not self-destuct; we are going to do it to the world)….

[tags]Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, Sparklehorse, Kingpins, Biennial[/tags]

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