Metal at Edge Hill Station presents FUTURE STATION, a free event for artists and creative practitioners. Networking, inspiration and food provided.
8th July 2015, 6.00pm
FREE - but booking is required
Future Station is an opportunity for creative practitioners to come together and collectively break down the potential blockages to innovative new work and its potential to impact on audiences.
On 8th July we will welcome cultural theorist Mark Fisher to Metal to share his thinking on the state of contemporary arts and culture – with a focus on some of the potential blockages for innovative new work and its potential to impact on audiences.
Mark Fisher is an acclaimed writer and lecturer on art and popular culture, widely respected both as a music writer and a theorist. He has written regularly for Frieze, New Statesman, Sight & Sound and The Wire, where he was acting deputy editor for a year. He is also a lecturer for visual cultures at Goldsmiths and maintains one of the most successful weblogs on cultural theory, k-punk. His book Capitalist Realism is a provocative analysis of culture’s role in a capitalist society.
Mark will give a talk focussing particularly on the challenges faced by artists in our society, and will look at the value of artist networks like Future Station. We will also invite some artists we are working with to share some works in progress to provide inspiration and provoke discussion.
This promises to be a fascinating and provocative evening for practicing artists of all disciplines, and with free food provided on the night we hope to send you home with a full belly and a buzzing head.
The event is FREE, but booking is essential. Please click here to reserve your tickets through Eventbrite.
Information on Metal
Metal is an arts space at Edge Hill station in Liverpool. Founded in London in 2002 by Jude Kelly OBE, we have been active in Liverpool since 2004, and have sites in Peterborough and Southend on Sea. In each place, we work from buildings of historic significance that we have transformed from empty or derelict spaces into vibrant cultural community hubs. From these bases, we work to provide the catalyst that can transform the potential of people and places through great art and inspiring ideas. We support artists from the UK and overseas, working in all disciplines, at all career levels, providing support and hosting residencies. We create large- scale, participatory projects that respond to our immediate environment and involve people of all ages and from all walks of life, and run regular projects that arts and cultural activities to the community.
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