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Still from Demelza Kooij Wolves from Above 2018 Image courtesy of the artist 2

And Say the Animal Responded?

Ariel Guzik, Amalia Pica and Rafael Ortega, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Demelza Kooij and Kuai Shen.

Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Gallery 1, Ground Floor
Gallery 2, First Floor

Part of the Spring 2020 season

If we listened to animals, what would we hear? What might they say to us about their world?

In the midst of the sixth mass extinction and a global climate crisis, And Say the Animal Responded? creates a space for the voice of the animal.

Tune in to a choir of whales and dolphins ‘singing’ to an artist’s undersea instrument, encounter the quiet presence of wolf pack filmed from above, meet a family of chimps startled by a camera in their rainforest home, listen to a live colony of leafcutter ants turned scratch DJs, witness a computer-generated re-creation of an extinct rhino glitch in and out of existence. This immersive exhibition brings you face to face with animals from around the world through film, art and creative technology.

And Say the Animal Responded? presents work by five international artist/artist groups who have captured animal voices through the use of human technology. Explore the galleries for free as we question the relationship between human and animal. If we put the animal’s perspective before that of the human, what would they tell us about the current state of the planet - and what can we learn from this?

Featuring artists Ariel Guzik (Mexico), Amalia Pica (Argentina/UK) with Rafael Ortega (Mexico), Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (UK), Demelza Kooij (Netherlands/UK) and Kuai Shen (Ecuador), the exhibition takes its title from philosopher Jacques Derrida’s essay of the same name.

FACT is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and is funded by Liverpool City Council.


Kuai Shen, Oh!m1gas, (2012). Image by Kristof Vrancken. Installation view at Manifesta.

Ariel Guzik Ballenas Azules Courtesy of the artist

Spring Assembly: The Living Planet

The Spring Assembly invites you to an afternoon of discussions exploring the magnitude of climate change and the role of art and film in representing and challenging this.

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Film Night: Out to Sea

Join FACT for an evening of short documentary and artist films which focus on marine life and are curated to reflect on the themes of current exhibition And Say the Animal Responded?

Primate Cinema Apes as Family 2011 Directed by Rachel Mayeri Courtesy of the Director

Film Night: Who's Aping Who

Discover a curated selection of short films looking at primate behaviour and their relationship to human cousins.

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0h!m1gas Workshop

Join artist Kuai Shen and build your own electronic amplifier, designed to listen to the sounds of the living planet.

The Box Liverpool Cinema Hire Boutique Screen

Film Night: Cats in The Cradle

Join FACT for an evening of specially selected short films and documentaries looking at feline behaviour - domestic and wild - reflecting on the themes found in exhibition And Say the Animal Responded?

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Walking Tour: Dawn Chorus

As the day breaks, join RSPB Liverpool on a special early morning walk and experience the natural spectacle of the dawn chorus.

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