20th – 26th October 2008 in the Project Space.
Open studio: Thursday 23rd October 4pm - 6pm.
Maria Luiza Pyrlik
basement artists Susan Leask and Margaretha Schöning have invited
Maria Luiza Pyrlik from Krakow and Sandra Zarth from Cologne to
journey across Merseyside mapping the geographical, social and cultural
Departing from the cellars, basement previously visited garages
and attics in Liverpool and created work in response to sites in
Mumbai and Lima. Now basement is returning to Liverpool to re-examine
their home base.
Travelling from the Project Space at the Bluecoat they will crisscross
Merseyside. It is a new world to explore for the visiting artists
and for the Liverpool based artists a chance to revisit and investigate
new avenues. The journeys undertaken individually and together,
by foot or on public transport will be interspersed with crossovers,
junctions and meetings with others; artists and inhabitants of the
city, offering varying opportunities to sample and examine the daily
social and cultural life.
Guided by their own curiosity, public transport routes, suggestions
by studio visitors and via email or chance encounters in the street,
the artists will gather information, collect memorabilia and insights,
take notes and snapshots. On returning to base they will reflect
on their daily discoveries and with invited guests will discuss,
critique and debate their findings. If you have any suggestions
for journeys, places or events happening during this week for the
artists to include please email these to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com