FACT for Liverpool Biennial 2016 at FACT, City Centre, 9 July–16 October 2016, free entry - Visit now
Our top pick at FACT has to be Krzysztof Wodiczko’s reflections on flashbacks; the traumatic re-emergence of memories from the past. Wodiczko brings together exhibits from over 40 years spent working with war veterans, the homeless and other marginalised communities. Particularly striking is a room filled with videos taken through blurry arched windows – behind which people move hauntingly about, talk and come slowly up to place their palms against the glass.
Alternatively, head upstairs to see Lucy Beech’s new film Pharmakon, an interpersonal drama that explores how disease operates in an era of mass communication. The film focuses on female group dynamics, and how support networks can care for the individual whilst conversely intensifying symptoms.