When: Sat 20th Feb -
VENT! Liverpool Air Quality Festival presents Tristan Brady-Jacobs: Liverpool Glorms
VENT! Liverpool Air Quality Festival launches on Saturday 20 February, with a fortnight programme of free artistic interventions and public forums to raise awareness of Liverpool’s air quality, which organisers describe as ‘an invisible public health emergency’.
Tristan is a community artist, photographer, video maker, street artist, performer, designer and arts manager, with a background in the inclusionary sector (working with hard to reach groups such as gangs in Liverpool and devising intercultural workshops and inclusion programmes for The Lowry, Tate, and Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool).
He has worked in theatre (for Welfare State, IOU, Magic Ox and Rathbone Theatre Workshop) and presented the first digital art exhibition in Liverpool (Hyperarts 92). He has devised and managed many new art programmes and events including Markit, WARPLiverpool and HOBOBazaar.
Liverpool Glorms Workshop – Sat 20 February
Liverpool Glorms street art exhibition – from Fri 26 February
The Liverpool Glorms are ordinary folk made monstrous by their desire to obtain immortality. They retreat behind facades and filters in a world of invisible threats. Using a range of Gasmasks, HOBO will create portraits of Liverpool people, which will then be applied to the walls and surfaces of the city. The portraits will appear in the areas of greatest pollution around the city centre.
Become your own Glorm on 20 February at Bluecoat. HOBO will be running workshops taking portraits with gas masks for his exhibition. Each successful Glorm will receive an A0 version of their baleful self! Come along and haunt yourself.
Image Credit: Tristan Brady-Jacobs