Patrick Keiller: City of the Future

  • 29 May 2004 - 27 June 2004

FACT is pleased to present a major new research project by acclaimed filmmaker Patrick Keiller as the Media Lounge Featured Project throughout June.

Presented as a work-in-progress, The City of the Future is an ambitious investigation of the evolution of cityscapes over the last hundred years. Given access to the vaults of the National Film and Television Archive, Keiller has assembled a large interactive collection of historical moving image works to illustrate the nature of Britain's urban space at the turn of the century, including 8 films shot in Liverpool in 1897.

At a point in time when much of Liverpool itself is going through major changes, the project provides a space for contemplation of the transience of modern cities.