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Kuai Shen Ohm1gas 2012 Image by Rob Battersby Installation view at FACT 6

Exhibition: And Say the Animal Responded?

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

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Wed - Sat / 12:00 - 19:00
Sun / 12:00 - 17:00

Gallery 1, Ground Floor
Gallery 2, First Floor

Part of the The Living Planet season

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

As we emerge from this period of isolation, and refocus our attention on a rapidly changing climate, And Say the Animal Responded? creates a space for the voice of the animal that we have gained greater awareness of during this time.

Video by FACT

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.

We're really looking forward to seeing you but our number one priority is keeping you safe. Our new exhibition has been carefully adapted to enable health and safety measures such as social distancing.

You can plan your visit beforehand and take a look at the changes we've made to keep you safe by clicking here.

Artist Interview | Amalia Pica & Rafael Ortega

Artist Interview | Kuai Shen

Artist Interview | Demelza Kooij

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


Oh!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment (2012). Installation environment (dimensions variable)

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