Mute Vol 2, No.5 'It's Not Easy Being Green'

Mute Magazine Contributing Editor Anthony Iles revisits the magazine's climate change issue - Mute Vol 2, No.5 'It's Not Easy Being Green', from May 2007 - to update it in light of changing perspectives on finance, capital and current affairs. Iles curates a discussion series that runs on evenings and weekends throughout the exhibition that includes a walking tour of Liverpool with researcher Kim Singleton and activist Leo Singer; a workshop challenging Green orthodoxies with Shift magazine & No Borders Manchester; and a discussion on how financial crisis impacts on cultural practice and what a 'sustainable' alternative would be. A concurrent screening series will expand the term 'environment' to include other man-made ill effects. A limited edition re-print of Mute Vol 2, No.5 'It's Not Easy Being Green' will be on sale in the FACT shop.

In addition to these events, Gallery 1 will house a loose and rotating line-up of Liverpool artist residencies, to support and encourage Liverpool's creative networks. Residents include British-born Chinese artist Kao-Oi Jay Yung, FACT's tenantspin, underground creative network The Kazimier, Beccy Williams of the crafts group and self-run studio space C.U.T.S., and artist led environmental group The Gaia Project in partnership with L@tE and a resource area curated by Joshua Tennant.