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Keiken Collective Feel My Metaverse Mind Body and Screen

Live Performance: Augmented Empathy

Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Meet by Open Eye Gallery
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Part of the The Living Planet season

Step into an augmented world that brings Instagram filters to life. Join us for a special event by artist collective Keiken and dance artist Sakeema Crook that uses augmented reality and your phone to present two live augmented performances.

Using your phone, you can take part in a performance and watch as augmented reality pieces extend from Sakeema’s body whilst she speaks and performs a reiteration of the speech she gave at the recent Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter Protests. These performances spread Sakeema's message of love, change and hope for the future of our planet.

These performances will take place inside the atrium at Mann Island (outside Open Eye Gallery). Click here to find the location on Google Maps.

How to Attend

  1. Choose the time of the performance you would like to attend.
  2. Register your attendance by booking a free ticket for you and your friends or family. When you book your ticket(s), you will be placed into a ‘bubble’. On the day of the event, your bubble will be placed into a zone to take part in the performance. Zones will be socially distanced from one another.
  3. Once you’ve booked, you will receive email confirmation with instructions on when and where to meet and how to activate augmented reality during the performance.
  4. To activate augmented reality during the performance, you will need to use your phone to scan an image. This image will be sent to you as a temporary tattoo in the post with instructions on how and when to apply to your skin.
  5. We kindly ask that you wear a mask during the performance to protect yourself and others.

This event is suitable for all ages but you must be 16 or over if unaccompanied by an adult.

Watch Online

If you would like to watch the performance but are unable to take part in real life, you can watch a live stream of the performance from 18:30 on Thursday 10 September 2020. Follow @FACT_Liverpool on Instagram to get reminders.

About Augmented Empathy

As part of The Living Planet, our programme focusing on the non-human, the artist collective Keiken have developed a multi-layered participatory project called Augmented Empathy. In this project, the collective explores the subversion of existing tools and how social media can be used as a space for exchange and artistic creation. You can experience this project by visiting a new exhibition at FACT, trying on three new Instagram filters or taking part in this live augmented performance.

Cancellation Policy

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community. We are going above and beyond to ensure all of our exhibitions and events are safe for the public. If there is a change in government guidance, this event may be cancelled. When booking, we will ask for your phone number and email address so we can keep you updated every step of the way.

This event is part of FACT: Ars Electronica Garden Liverpool. Ars Electronica is a world-class festival for art, technology and society. Each year, thousands of people travel to the festival in Linz, Austria, but for 2020, Ars Electronica will come to everyone’s city by collaborating with galleries and venues to host a physical and online ‘garden’. FACT will host the Liverpool garden for 2020.

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