10 October 2006

As part of the festival FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) showcases new commissions that invite visitors to scratch and sniff Liverpool, bridge the gap between the city and Mumbai, explore the architecture and characters of the city and enjoy the work of the Godfather of Thai cinema."

Making full use of the galleries, cinemas and even exterior walls of FACT, internationally acclaimed artists Matthew Buckingham (USA), Shilpa Gupta (India), Kelly Mark (Canada), Anu Pennanen (Finland), Sissel Tolaas (Norway), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand) make FACT a 'must see' destination for visitors to this year's Biennial, expected to exceed the 350 thousand who came to Liverpool Biennial 04.

This year, sit amongst the waves and enjoy Obscure Moorings, a new film by Matthew Buckingham, filmed entirely on Liverpool's docks and featuring local extras. Get a whiff of Liverpool by sampling Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas' sensory, scentual installation OUTSIDEIN. Travel virtually as Shilpa Gupta creates an interactive piece bridging Liverpool and Mumbai. Luxuriate in the rich imagery of Faith, an ambitious new film installation from the acclaimed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Dip into Kelly Mark's Liverpool A-Z for a guided tour of the city through its colourful inhabitants and experience A Day in the Office, Anu Pennanen's window on the working life of Liverpool and the architecture that influences our everyday lives.

FACT's experimental and adventurous film programme SEEN, will also pick up on the Liverpool Biennial's International 06 themes of transformation and progress, featuring work by emerging and internationally renowned artists such as Anri Sala, Richard T Walker, Jonas Mekas and Semiconductor.