31 January 2011

Tenants from all 17 of Liverpool Mutual Homes supported schemes have been experimenting with film, video, photography, audio and digital media to create the Electric Blanket - a rich electronic quilt made up of individual pieces of digital art created by individual residents and groups.

Working with electronic collective Hive, they were encouraged to tell the story of an important event in their life, to celebrate their part in historic events and to express themselves and reflect on both the serious and funny sides of life. They've also contributed photographs, memorabilia, songs and phrases to the blanket that have a special meaning for them.

We are delighted to say that the finishing touches are now being made to the artwork before it is showcased here at FACT as part of our next exhibition Knowledge Lives Everywhere, which opens on 01 April.  

And excitingly, the project has been shortlisted for a Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) award We will learn if it has been successful at an awards ceremony in February, so watch this space!

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an LMH tenant at the first Electric Blanket workshop

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An LMH tenant at the very first Electric Blanket workshop session at FACT