NEXUS – The Edge Hill Pavilion, and AL & AL

On Saturday 3 May METAL launches its 2008 Capital of Culture programme at Edge Hill Station, the oldest passenger railway station in the world with artwork by two international duos:

NEXUS – The Edge Hill Pavilion
Colombian, father and son, artist/architect team, Luis Fernando and Juan Manuel Peláez, have been working with Metal, Liverpool Biennial and the neighbourhood of Kensington to create an outdoor public ‘pavilion’ on the station approach to Platforms 3 and 4. NEXUS, funded by Liverpool Culture Company will play host to a wide variety of cultural gatherings, performance and events throughout 2008, and will create a focus for a celebration of arts and culture for local residents, schools, organisations and visitors. Inspired by the station’s historic importance, and in particular by an area of wooden paving (Grade II* listed) dating back to 1836, the artists have created a network of posts that grow in stature as they cascade downwards towards the station – recalling the moorings for ships which suggest the idea of travel from the past. Sensitively lit at night the structure has been designed to be a beacon for the area; a visual statement of ambition and aspiration for the use of the station as a cultural resource.

AL and AL - THE LOST ARK AND THE INVISIBLE READING ROOM
Internationally renowned digital artists, AL and AL complement their concurrent solo exhibition at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) with a site specific installation in the building where their new FACT commissioned ETERNAL YOUTH, has been created. The artists have been in residency at Metal for the last 18 months using Edge Hill Station as their blue screen studio, and simultaneously contributing to the momentum and commitment to bring the station’s historic buildings back into a useful community and creative life. THE LOST ARK AND THE INVISIBLE READING ROOM will present a series of works which use Computer Generated Image techniques, at the forefront of modern, special effect, film-making, through which AL and AL’s films investigate the mirror between fantasy and reality, and the immersion into a virtual world. The building will be transformed into a cinema to present the artist’s work, alongside work created by other invited local and UK artists, as well as local residents.

Event opening times:
Preview: Fri 2 May 2008
Pavilion Platform Party: Saturday 3 May 12 - 6pm
Sunday 4 May 11 - 4pm
Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 11 - 4pm.
General opening hours:
Wed – Sat 11-4pm (please see website for forthcoming events and full programme

Image credit: AL and AL ‘THE LOST ARK AND THE INVISIBLE REAIDNG ROOM’
NEXUS – The Edge Hill Pavilion, and AL & AL


Event Title: NEXUS – The Edge Hill Pavilion, and AL & AL
Further Details:
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- Visit the FACT website
Contact Email: info@metalculture.com
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