16 September 2014

Music events held at The Kazimier for Liverpool Biennial 2014

Music events The Kazimier Liverpool Biennial 2014

Music events held at The Kazimier for Liverpool Biennial 2014

Liverpool Biennial has announced a programme of activity throughout September and October including a performative project, The Companion, the announcement of the John Moores Painting Prize winner and the opening of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014. 


Friday 19- Sunday 21 September Liverpool Biennial is pleased to announce a performative project, taking place in spaces across the city from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September. The Companion, in collaboration with artist and writer Angie Keefer, will form part of Biennial’s overall exhibition reflecting on how artists disrupt the realms of habits and habitats, reconfiguring the objects, images, representations and activities that constitute their immediate surroundings.

The Companion performance weekend takes place at venues across the city including the Liverpool Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Merseyside Dance Initiative, the Kazimier and the Black-E. Performances include; Jeremiah Day’s first presentation of a larger project tracing the legacy of the American Anti-Imperialist League, and its failure; Angie Keefer and James English Leary’s durational performance The Screens , which will produce segments of Jean Genet's play of the same name,dancers and musicians stage works conceived by Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus and musical recitals including an evening of live music performances at The Kazimier. 

A full schedule of the weekend, includes:

Friday 19 September 

12.00 – 13.15

16.00 – 17.15 

Mounira al-Solh (LB/NL)

Acousmatic Reading: NOA (Not Only Arabic Magazine) I & II Audiences read NOA I (Treason is Like a Bible), and NOA II (Arrest Buried Under Something Else), two magazines that exist in an edition of one print each. (Space limited to 12 people per session.) 

Studio Room, The Old Blind School, Free, booking required

21.30 – 23:00 

Will Holder (UK)

Last Futile Stab At Fun Typographer Will Holder reads a metered lecture “to be sung or chanted,” written by composer Robert Ashley. 

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Free, booking required

Josephine Foster (US) and Victor Herrero (ES) Josephine Foster and Victor Herrero play a live acoustic set. The Philharmonic Pub Dining Rooms, Free, booking required

Saturday 20 September 

10.00 – 18:00 

Angie Keefer (US) and James English Leary (US) with The Companion participants and Biennial mediators The Screens Artists and mediators produce segments of Jean Genet's play The Screens in an improvised film studio. 

Studio Room, The Old Blind School, Free, drop-in

10.00 – 18:00 

Lucy Skaer (UK)

Obscurantism A self-guided tour of the exhibition at the Old Blind School directed from the outside, looking in.

The Old Blind School exterior, Hope Street side, Free, drop-in

17:30 – 18.00 

Jeremiah Day (US/NL) with Bart de Kroon (NL)

Bagram, Kaiserslautern, Bethesda Jeremiah Day performs live, accompanied by guitarist Bart de Kroon, to debut the first presentation of a larger project tracing the legacy of the American Anti-Imperialist League, and its failure.

Merseyside Dance Initiative, Free, booking required


Adrian Henri Book Launch at The Bluecoat, Free, drop-in

20.00 - late

Musical and spoken word performances featuring: Hassan Khan (EG), C. Spencer Yeh (TW/US), Chris Evans and Will Holder (UK), Federica, Bueti (IT) and Jan Verwoert (DE), Jaxson Payne (UK), CONCERT - Chris Evans (UK), Morten Norbye Halvorsen (NO) and Benjamin Seror (FR), Anika, DJs Shintaro Taketani and Oliver Baggott. 

The Kazimier, £5, booking required

Sunday 21 September 


Christophe Wavelet (FR) with Darko Radosavljev (DE), Alma Toaspern (DE), Erik Eriksson (SE), Alex Neilson (UK) Oskar Schlemmer Dances Dancers and musicians stage works conceived by Oskar Schlemmer at the Bauhaus.

The Black-E, Free, booking required


Phillip Jeck 

Vinyl Requiem Revisited, at The Bluecoat, £6/£4, booking required Liverpool Biennial director Sally Tallant said: “As we reach the halfway point in this year’s festival, we’re delighted to announce September and October’s activity programme and the performance weekend, The Companion. For those visiting the Biennial for the first time, there’s still the chance to see the rest of A Needle Walks into a Haystack at the Bluecoat, FACT, The Old Blind School, St. Andrews Gardens and Tate Liverpool. 


Saturday 20 September – Sunday 26 October 2014. World Museum, Free

Bloomberg New Contemporaries has been an integral part of Liverpool Biennial since 1999 and under the new directorship of Kirsty Ogg, this year marks Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ 65th anniversary. As the leading UK organisation for supporting emergent art practice from British art schools, New Contemporaries has consistently provided a critical platform for final year undergraduates, postgraduates and artists one year out of postgraduate study, primarily by means of an annual touring exhibition.

Participants were announced in May and as part of Liverpool Biennial 2014, the resulting national touring exhibition opens at the World Museum, National Museums Liverpool, 20 September 2014, offering a compelling picture of contemporary practice with the work of 55 artists on display.


Saturday 5 July - Sunday 30 November. Walker Art Gallery, Free

The first-prize winner of the UK’s best-known and longest-running painting competition will be announced on 19 September 2014 at the Walker Art Gallery. 

50 artists were originally selected from more than 2,500 entrants with the shortlist of five prize winners announced on 5 July 2014; Rae Hicks, Juliette Losq, Mandy Payne, Alessandro Raho and Rose Wylie, from which one overall winner will be selected.

The 2014 judges are Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy and artists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Zeng Fanzhi, Chantal Joffe and Tom Benson.


30 September, 7-10pm, Palm House, Sefton Park, Free, booking required

This September, Liverpool Biennial welcomes artist Isabel Lewis who will host a unique event in the Palm House, Sefton Park. Continuing the theme of her current work, which takes the form of hosted "occasions" that are concerned with composition in the space of social encounter, Lewis’ event will take the form of a party, at which Isabel will present her own work. Within the occasion hospitable conditions are generated for the mixing of modes from the sensual to the discursive. 

Similar perhaps to the ancient Greek symposium, or "drinking party", the occasion is a celebratory meeting of things, people, plants, music, smells and dances.

An Occasion Hosted by Isabel Lewis is a Frieze Project co-commissioned by 

Liverpool Biennial, ICA and Frieze. Isabel Lewis will be hosting a series of occasions as part of Frieze Projects in London from 14-17 October 2014.


Wednesday 8 October


Sharon Lockhart Film Programme: Bill Douglas Trilogy

FACT / £8 / £7 (concs)

Bill Douglas's reputation as a film director rests largely on three films he made in the 1970s, the total running length of which is only just over three hours. My Childhood / My Ain Folk / My Way Home

Saturday 11 October


International Biennial Association Summit

The Bluecoat / Free, booking required

The Summit brings international representatives of the IBA together with professionals in the UK that organise periodic and Biennial festivals. Together they explore a range of Biennial models in order to broaden knowledge of international practice in the UK.

Wednesday 15 October


Paul O’Keeffe: Whistler v Ruskin: the 'Pot of Paint' Libel Trial

The Bluecoat / Free, booking required

Whistler’s famous court case with John Ruskin is brought to life in this illustrated talk.

Friday 17 October


Sharon Lockhart World Premiere

6.30pm / FACT / £6/£5 

Join Sharon Lockhart herself and be the first to see her new film, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and FACT. In making this film, Lockhart returned to Poland to work with Milena and a group of twelve adolescent girls from the Youth Center for Sociotherapy, an orphanage in the town of Rudzienko. On a nearby farm, through a series of workshops led by educator and philosopher Bartosz Przybył-Ołowski, the group developed exercises and activities designed to empower the authority of their own voice and perspective on the world.

Thursday 23 October


Drinks With... Ben Highmore

Liverpool Medical Institution / Free, booking required

Drinks With... is a series of commissioned presentations by noted speakers, asking pertinent questions in response to the key curatorial concerns of A Needle Walks into a Haystack. 

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