8 March 2013

The Art of Pop Video exhibition opens on Thursday 14 March at 6 m and we are very happy to announce that Paul Morley and Uwe Flade will join us for the event.

Paul Morley will discuss how the music video changed pop and TV as whole, the effect of MTV and YouTube and he'll look back at his own experiences with music video in his 36 years in the music industry.

Since 1977 he's done everything from writing for NME, The Guardian and The Financial Times, presenting shows on the BBC and Channel 4, and managing, promoting and producing bands such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood and ABC.

Uwe Flade is a german music video director, who has worked with Franz Ferdinand, Depeche Mode, Nickleback and Rammestein. He will be talking about his video for Kenneth Bager's track Fragment 8 - The Sound Of Swing, looking at how it was developed from initial idea, through development, to creation. 

Both talks are completely free and will take place in The Box on March 14 from 6pm. The video for Liverpool band Outfit created by Isaac Eastgate, the winner of a joint FACT and Liverpool Sound City open call, will be premiered on the night with the band playing live in The Box.

Liverpool Organic Brewery have generously donated a selection of complimentary free local ales for the evewnt.

The Art of Pop Video features over 100 videos that tell the story of the pop video, marking the medium's substantial contribution to popular culture. The exhibition features work from Björk, Michael Jackson, Pet Shop Boys, Fred Astaire, Man Ray, Madonna, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga and Radiohead.