Video: Tarantino inspired art heist at FACT
20 March 2013
FACT's upstairs bar played host to a live canvas painting of
Kill Bill character Gogo, by Liverpool's top graffiti
artist Dead One during a double bill screening of Kill Bill
Vsitors were treated to an impromptu performance featuring a gang, clad in black and white suits, who stormed the building with samurai swords and stole the painting during the intermission of his two part martial arts epic. The flash mob, (watch in the Related Media section on this page), paid tribute to the stylish 2003 movie, by bringing the Oscar winning writer-director's Crazy 88 characters bursting off the screen and into real life.
Event specialists Purple Revolver have previously produced a Rene Magritte inspired flash mob at Tate Liverpool and also hosted Tarantino at their Death Proof after party, when the director brought the film's UK premiere to FACT in 2007.
Purple Revolver Art Director Pierce King said: "The visceral power in Tarantino's movies provides so many iconic moments to choose from for inspiration. But with Kill Bill showing, we knew we had to stage a flash mob featuring the Crazy 88 and what better way to bring them to life than an art heist.
Liverpool enjoys a special connection with the director after he brought his UK premiere of Death Proof to the city and Picturehouse at FACT's seasons on his films is a rare chance to see them on the big screen.