Last month we covered an exciting event run by two SOCLAS staff, Professor Claire Taylor and Dr Jordana Blejmar as part of the Latin(o) American Art project – the first month of the Twitter Galleries, comprising a retrospective of the Cities in Dialogue exhibition held in October at FACT. There was a great response on Twitter, and the event even made the first page of the University of Liverpool news.
Now, in April, the project team is launching a second, exciting Twitter Gallery.
Throughout month of April the project will be tweeting one image per day of This Too Shall Pass, the new residence artwork created by the Artist in Residence, Brian Mackern, when he was here in Liverpool in October last year.
These exclusive images, shared for the first time, will give a rare glimpse into an artwork as it evolves, and give you the chance to feed into the artwork yourself. All the images will be tweeted from the @latamcyber account, so make sure to follow it to see these exciting images. Using re-tweets, favourites, and the hashtag #citiesindialogue, members of the public are encouraged to comment on and vote for their favourite image. Also, you’ll notice that the content of Brian’s artwork is the city of Liverpool itself, so if any of the venues are familiar to you, or if you have any of your own photos of the venues that you’d like to share, please tweet them with the #citiesindialogue hashtag.
The project will be offering as a prize a signed poster by the artist as well as a first edition copy of the entire work on CD to the lucky winner whose tweet is selected from all those who participate – so get your twitter accounts at the ready!
Throughout the month, there will also be tweets from the artist himself explaining the concept behind the artwork, and towards the end of the month there will be a live Q&A Twitter chat with the artist himself on Wednesday 22 April from 12.00-2.00pm.
The project team will be drawing everything together in Storify, so if you miss any of the tweets as they happen, you can catch up on everything at: https://storify.com/latamcyber
To read more about the project and the other events, follow @latamcyber and see: https://latamcyber.wordpress.com
The Cities in Dialogue exhibition is part of the Latin(o) American Digital Art project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.