2 June 2021 at 7–9pm | Timeslots: 20 minutes

Luisa Ungar – A Regurgitation is a Song is a Spell (Consultations to recreate the colonial disease)

Book a phone call with experts in clairvoyance. With limited availability, the calls will take place four evenings a week from Wednesday to Saturday. Discover more about the project here.

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15 June 2021 at 6 - 8pm

Digesting Life Systems: Session 1 - Following the Water

In this session, we will unpack the contributions by artists Bonnie Ora Sherk and Linda Jane James to Enzyme #2. Taking a lead from water, a key protagonist in their work, we will discuss how streams and brooks interact with the environment, shaping the world of humans and more-than-humans alike.

Bonnie Ora Sherk will walk us through her investigation of watersheds, presenting images and stories around her site-specific, landscape-based work. In her illustrated talk, she will also expand on her long-term project A Living Library, as well as the tool kit that she conceived for Enzyme.

Linda Jane James invites us to join her for a visual journey to the Welsh coast, which served as inspiration for her magazine project. Reflecting on the liquids that leave their imprint on rocks and stones, she will speak about natural and artificial waterways, trickle-down effects and climate change. Join us for a mixed-media exploration of water systems, liquidity and the malleability of life.

By joining the event, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to receive a FREE copy of Enzyme # 2 Life Systems magazine, there are 5 per each session to win.

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15 June 2021 at 11am - 1pm

Rewilding Knowledge: Cosmopolitics, Stone Womxn, Bluecarbon and Illegal Seeds

Join a-n x LB2021 Artist Bursary recipients Youngook Choi and Taey Iohe for this online seminar to launch their working group Decolonising Botany.

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17 June 2021 at 7-8pm

Liquid Club #17: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Please note: This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Join artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané as we explore his artistic practice, his interest in music and the sounds of the Brazilian rainforest.

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17 June 2021 at 5-6pm

Curatorial Tour with Manuela and Samantha Lackey

Join Curator Manuela Moscoso alongside Samantha Lackey, Director of Liverpool Biennial, for a behind the scenes look at Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and The Port. An opportunity to view the exhibitions digitally and ask questions directly to the curators and contributors to this year’s Biennial. (Tour will take place over zoom).

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19 June 2021 at 2 - 4pm

Live Performance: The Three /\/\/’s by Haroon Mirza at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Join in the observance of Haroon Mirza’s newly commissioned choral work The Three /\/\/’s (2021), supported by Open Culture, which explores social gatherings and ritual, informed by the Fibonacci sequence and golden ratio.

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19 June 2021 at 11am - 2pm

Live Performance: Linder at Liverpool ONE, College Lane (Saturday)

Throughout the Live Weekend, a series of 20-minute performances will take place in front of Linder's Bower of Bliss (2021) billboard. The activations will feature improvised dance by local dancer Lauren Fitzpatrick and Kirstin Halliday in response to music by composer and musician, Maxwell Sterling.

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19 June 2021 at 5 - 6pm

Ex-humus by Godofredo Pereira

As part of the Live Weekend in a performative lecture, architect and theorist Godofredo Pereira considers how exhumations are paradigmatic of extractive capitalism’s violence over peoples and environments. Exhumations reveal the bodies the earth holds and what these have to say, be it soil, mineral or human bodies As such, exhumations are sites where modes of relation to earth are both contested and re-imagined.

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19 June 2021 at 11am - 6pm

Film Performance: Deader than Dead by Ligia Lewis at The Black-E (Saturday)

A special performance videa installation at The Black-E for the Live Weekend by artist Ligia Lewis. Ligia Lewis conceived and directed deader than dead in 2020 as an intrigue-based inquiry into deadpan, an impassive mannerism deployed in comedic fashion in order to illustrate emotional distance.

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19 June 2021 at 10-11am

Public Sculpture Tour (Saturday)

Join the Liverpool Biennial team on a guided tour around the city centre of Liverpool, exploring a selection of this year’s public sculptures.

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20 June 2021 at 11am - 2pm

Live Performance: Linder at Liverpool ONE, College Lane (Sunday)

Throughout the Live Weekend, a series of 20-minute performances will take place in front of Linder's Bower of Bliss (2021) billboard. The activations will feature improvised dance by local dancer Lauren Fitzpatrick and Kirstin Halliday in response to music by composer and musician, Maxwell Sterling.

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20 June 2021 at 2-8pm

I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless) by SERAFINE1369 (2021)

A durational performance inducing a state of expansiveness and detachment from the pressure to create - or be formed by - meaning through conventional narrative arcs. Its duration witnesses / tracks the rhythmic cycles, the peaks and troughs of an endocrine system beyond the arc of climax. The work situates a research and obsession with the unit of ‘one minute’ - asking whether we can transform the stuff of time or whether it transforms us. Considering the invention of colonial time and agency, the ways we inhabit its units of fixed endless measurement, even as this Time slips out of relation to the celestial bodies that have long been its anchor and justification.

Taking place in the Bluecoat garden as part of the Live Weekend. The performance is free to attend, please book to visit Bluecoat via Eventbrite.

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20 June 2021 at 11am-12pm

Public Sculpture Tour (Sunday)

Join the Liverpool Biennial team on a guided tour around the city centre of Liverpool, exploring a selection of this year’s public sculptures.

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20 June 2021 at 11am - 6pm

Film Performance: Deader than Dead by Ligia Lewis at The Black-E (Sunday)

A special performance videa installation at The Black-E for the Live Weekend by artist Ligia Lewis. Ligia Lewis conceived and directed deader than dead in 2020 as an intrigue-based inquiry into deadpan, an impassive mannerism deployed in comedic fashion in order to illustrate emotional distance.

Free, no booking necessary, drop-in

22 June 2021 at 6 - 8pm

Digesting Life Systems: Session 2 - From Skin to Page and Back Again

In this session, we will unpack the contributions by artists Cos Ahmet, Joelson Buggilla and Jorgge Menna Barreto to Enzyme #2.

Some artists work in studios, others also use laboratories to create their art. That is the case with Cos Ahmet, whose experiments with making skins have brought him close to science.

In this event, we will have a chance to speak to Cos, who will introduce us to the lab in which he works. Touching upon the materials, tools and machines that impact his work, he will walk us through his poetic approach to skin making.

In the second part of our evening, we will meet Enzyme creators Joélson Buggilla and Jorgge Menna Barreto, who will elaborate on the design of the magazine. as well as the story of their durational project Mauvais Alphabet.

Together, the artists will reflect upon strategies and possibilities of translating their work onto the pages of the magazine, thus imagining the publication not only as a support for their idea, but as an extension of their artistic process.

By joining the event, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to receive a FREE copy of Enzyme # 2 Life Systems magazine, there are 5 per each session to win.

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24 June 2021 at 5-6pm

Curatorial Tour Manuela and Sarah Demeuse

Join Curator Manuela Moscoso alongside curator and writer Sarah Demeuse for a behind the scenes look at Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and The Port. An opportunity to view the exhibitions digitally and ask questions directly to the curators and contributors to this year’s Biennial. (Tour will take place over zoom).

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26 June 2021 at 12pm - 12am

Online screening: Past the Tree Line

'Past the tree line' is a new film created by Grace Collins and William Lang as part of their a-n x LB2021 artist bursary project, and will be available to view for a 12 hour window.

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29 June 2021 at 6 - 8pm

Digesting Life Systems: Session 3 - Feeding the Life Web

In this session, we will unpack the contributions by artists Newton Harrison and Abbie Bradshaw to Enzyme #2.

Our closing session will promote the encounter of artists Newton Harrison and Abbie Bradshaw. Newton will start by building a historical arch in time, connecting his contribution to the magazine to past environmental projects he did in the United Kingdom in collaboration with his wife and partner Helen Harrison, whose name inspires the title of his contribution to the publication, called Helen's Town.

Not just a town, this project can be described as a city which is hungry for environmental regeneration, which opposes cities' most common sole appetite for financial wealth.

And it is appetite and hunger that drives Abbie's research into the city of Liverpool's most famous dish. Abbie invites the audience to join her in cooking an environmentally friendly version of that dish: a blind scouse.

In the cooking class, you will learn about the history of the sailor’s stew, Abbie’s passion for instructions and the role of shared eating in Liverpool’s cultural landscape.

By joining the event, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to receive a FREE copy of Enzyme # 2 Life Systems magazine, there are 5 per each session to win.

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4 March 2021

John Moore's Painting Prize

Explore the virtual tour of all 67 captivating works in the John Moores Painting Prize.

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17 May 2021

Exhibition: Soft Boys (FACT)

Kiara Mohamed’s work examines the ways we exist alongside one another and our environment, as well as what happens when we readdress our traumas through moments of radical joy.

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21 May 2021

Bluecoat Platform

Explore a new outdoor artwork in Bluecoat's front courtyard, designed by artists Simon & Tom Bloor with children from Bluecoat's Out of the Blue after school art club. Look out for a programme of free events for families over the summer linked with the sculpture.

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