<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>FOUR WORDS</TITLE> <META NAME="Description" CONTENT="Liverpool Provocations"> <META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="art"> </HEAD> <P ALIGN=RIGHT> <BODY BGCOLOR=white> <body link="#FF0000" VLINK="#FF0000" ALINK="#FF0000" BODY TEXT="black"> <FONT FACE=ARIAL> <TABLE WIDTH=100% BGCOLOR=white BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=5 CELLPADDING=5 ALIGN=CENTER> <TR BGCOLOR=white align=center> <td><align=center> <IMG SRC="fourwordsthumb2.jpg"> </td> </TR> </table> <TABLE WIDTH=80% BGCOLOR=white FONTCOLOR=black BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=5 CELLPADDING=5 align=center> <tr align=center><td align=justify width=80%> <img src="mediawall3.jpg"> <p> <b><font color="#FF0000">FOUR WORDS</font color="#FF0000"></b> curated by Alan Dunn, <b><font color="#FF0000">Liverpool Media Wall, 3.00-4.00pm on Wednesday 20th January 2016</font color="#FF0000"></b>, supported by Arts Council England, Seedbed, Metal Liverpool and Ocean Outdoor. <p><b>Background</b> <br> <b><font color="#FF0000">FOUR WORDS</font color="#FF0000"></b> is one of the <b><a href="http://www.metalculture.com/projects/liverpool-provocations-a-series-of-artistic-interruptions/">Liverpool Provocations</a></b>, a series of four new public-realm artworks for Liverpool city centre taking place during the January sales season. The project has been developed by <a href="http://www.metalculture.com"><b>Metal Liverpool</b></a> in conjunction with artist <a href="http://alandunn67.co.uk"><b>Alan Dunn</b></a>. Other works will include an immersive performance by <a href="http://liverpoolartprize.com/?page_id=1266"><b>Julieann O'Malley</b></a>, a street procession by <a href="http://meyouandus.co.uk"><b>MeYouandUs</b></a> and a live music event by <a href="https://kontrabandstor.es/forestswords/"><b>Forest Swords</b></a>. It has often been quoted that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than an alternative to capitalism. These multi-disciplinary public-realm commissions will test four artists' ability to generate new and alternative visions. <p><br><b><font color="#FF0000">Photographs by Brigitte Jurack, Mark McNulty and John McLaughlin</font color="#FF0000"></b> <p><a href="fourwords001.jpg"><img src="fourwords001thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords002.jpg"><img src="fourwords002thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords003.jpg"><img src="fourwords003thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords004.jpg"><img src="fourwords004thumb.jpg"></a> <p><a href="fourwords005.jpg"><img src="fourwords005thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords006.jpg"><img src="fourwords006thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords008.jpg"><img src="fourwords008thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords009.jpg"><img src="fourwords009thumb.jpg"></a> <p><a href="fourwords010.jpg"><img src="fourwords010thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords011.jpg"><img src="fourwords011thumb.jpg"></a> <a href="fourwords012.jpg"><img src="fourwords012thumb.jpg"></a> <a 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Cliffe-Thompson / Clinic / Sara Clowes (community gardener) / Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (author of 'Gigi' 1944) / Douglas Coupland / Shaun Curtis / DaDaFest / Alan Dunn / Zak Dunn-Jurack (aged 16) / Jason K. Dy, SJ (Filipino/Artist/Priest) / Nina Edge / Jack Ehlen / Chris Erskine / Damon Fairclough / David Fairclough (Liverpool FC 1975-83) / Steve Faragher (Kensington Vision CIC and Liverpool Community Radio) / Foreign Investment / Forest Swords / Miro Griffiths (DaDaFest) / Shanaz Gulzar / David Harding / Marion Harrison / Bethany Hermitt / Julia Heslop / Martin Heslop / Roger Hill / Stewart Home / Derek Horton / David Jacques / Philip Jeck / Nathan Jones / Brigitte Jurack / Rudy Kanhye / Kath Keith, Rob Keith (retired seafarer) / Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (economist and journalist, authors of 'Freakonomics') / Jonathan Lindh (eco architect) / Ollie Longhurst (DaDaFest) / LUST3R / Luther Blissett High School / Elizabeth Flanagan McCormick / Harry Meadley / Nathaniel Mellors / Mark Melvin / MeYouAndUs / Paul Morley (music journalist and author) / Simon Morris / Julie Nugent (Young People's Domestic Violence Advisor, Cumbria) / Harold Offeh / Julieann O'Malley / Joe Fletcher Orr / Samela Otovic / Bernadette O'Toole / Ben Parry / Captain Pengelly (retired seafarer) / PIES / Leo Plumb / Claire Potter / James Quin / Jamie Reid / Rachel Reupke / The Reverend Max Ripple / Gerhard Richter / Paul Rooney / SEEDS (support for the Eastern European and Roma communities in Liverpool) / Bryony Shakespeare-Smyth / Liu Shaojun / Dr Katy Shaw (Principal Lecturer in Contemporary Writings, Leeds Beckett University) / Eoin Shea / David Shrigley / Ross Sinclair / Yann Steunou-Murray (A-level student) / Michelle Stubbs (DaDaFest) / Paul Sullivan (Static) / Superflex / Dr Zo Tew-Thompson (Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication, Cultures, Leeds Beckett University & New Media Geographies Students) / Alma Tischler Wood / James Treadell / Nandu Ullegaddi (Age UK Wirral) / Sam Wade (DaDaFest) / Harriet Walsh (Permaculture) / Andy Warhol / Esther Wilson / beate maria wrz / Jeff Young / Jess Young & Jennifer Conway / <p> <img src="mediawall2.jpg"> <br><font size=2><i>Black Friday test screening (text by Joe Fletcher Orr)</i></font size=2> <p><b>Straight video by Edwin Pink TV</b> <br><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/152469661" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><b>Timelapse by Bob Wass</b> <br><p> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/153295721" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><b>Interview by Bob Wass</b> <br><p> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/153296481" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><b>Street level by Ed Pink TV</b> <br><p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaY8HGnyk0k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p></p> <p> <br> <b>Project</b> <br>It is January 2016, the sales season, and the public are being coaxed back onto the shopping treadmill. We want to offer the Liverpool public <b><font color="#FF0000">FOUR WORDS</font color="#FF0000"></b> that will act as a counterpoint to the sales season and the invisible pressures of this time of year, with ruminations on value, money and exchange. We have hired the 31x7m Media Wall opposite Lime St to present a total of 120 ten-second <b><font color="#FF0000">FOUR WORDS</font color="#FF0000"></b> animations we have developed with artists, writers, retired seafarers, gardeners, activists, local workers and schoolgroups. <p><b><font color="black">GIFs</font color="black"></b> <br><a href="fourwords2.html"><img src="fourwords032small.gif"></a> Click to view gif versions of all animations. <p><b><font color="black">Links</font color="black"></b> <br> <a href="http://www.metalculture.com/projects/liverpool-provocations-a-series-of-artistic-interruptions/">Metal project page</a><br> <a href="http://damonfairclough.com/index.php/creative-thinking/four-word-march/">Damon Fairclough's preview</a><br> <a href="provocationsflyer.pdf">Project flyer (PDF)</a><br> <a href="https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/pictures-of-four-words-on-a-giant-electronic-billboard">AN News</a><br> <p>#Liverpoolprovocations / #fourwordsliverpool / @MetalLiverpool / <a href="http://www.metalculture.com">www.metalculture.com</a> / <a href="mailto:edgehill@metalculture.com">edgehill@metalculture.com</a> <p> <b><font color="black">Credits</font color="black"></b> <br> Animations by Jack Ehlen. With thanks to Shaun Curtis and Jennie Porter (Metal), Keith Crisp and Doug Swan (Ocean Outdoor), Janet Hicks (The Artists Rights Society), Samo Gale (Licensing Assistant, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.), Daniel Faria Gallery, Phil Battison, Tim Brunsden, Ruth Dillon and Chris Erskine for the original vision. <p> <b><font color="black">Four</font color="black"></b> <br>We have explored 4 before - <a href="http://alandunn67.co.uk/adventuresinnumberlandessay.html">Adventures in numb4rland</a>. </td></tr> </table> <TABLE WIDTH=20% BORDER=0 CELLSPACING=5 CELLPADDING=5 ALIGN=CENTER> <TR align=center> <td><align=center> <A HREF="index.html"><b>BACK</a> </td> </TR> </table> </BODY> </HTML>