Signs of Life : Part 1
Bram Thomas Arnold
Site-specific installations at 100 Seel Street, Liverpool
Curators - John O'Hare and Pippa Koszerek
Thirteen artists tackle a derelict town house in the centre of Liverpool to create new installation artworks that respond to the suggestive atmosphere of the building. Stripped down to an empty shell through dilapidation, it is a view into the past; but one that is at once absurd, disturbing and poetic as each room conjures up disjointed narratives and fantasies.
Signs of Life emerged out of a dialogue (Three Weeks) between artists Pippa Koszerek and John O'Hare. It is the first project to involve artists from Final Intervention, a recently formed UK-wide network of early and mid career artists and curators interested in exploring overlooked and derelict spaces. Considering what constitutes a disused site they have both chosen spaces in their respective environments, South London and Liverpool that offer very different perspectives on notions of 'final' and 'Intervention', taking the mystery of each location as a point of departure.