Pigs Bladder Football


This article was written on 26 Sep 2011, and is filled under 2011, Exhibition, News.

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Football Fundamentalism at AND Festival

From Friday 30th September until Sunday 2nd October a shop at 84 Bold Street (opposite LEAF) in Liverpool will be transformed into an Organic Football Boutique (open 11am-6pm) as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival.

Various different aspects of the project are scheduled to be shared during AND Festival and there’ll be a special sneak preview on Thursday evening between 6.30pm and 7.30pm as part of the festival’s opening festivities.

Friday: Hands-on Workshop – make your own Pigs Bladder Footballs! (11am-1pm & 1pm-3pm)

Open to all ages/places limited – send an email to hello@andfestival.org.uk if you fancy this…

Saturday: FANATICISM Salon DiscussionWhat does it mean to be a fan today? (3pm at LEAF)

Chaired by Prof. Andy Miah with special guest James McKenna (Spirit of Shankly)

Sunday: Pigs Bladder Football – Keepy Uppies competition behind FACT! (12-2pm)

Working with me to date on this marathon has been Liverpool’s unrelenting filmmaker Tim Brunsden who shot each of the films in the show.  Mercy Design – Joe, Matt and Gemma – who have given unending support in developing an identity for the project which, I hope you’ll agree, feels very bold and very “real”.  Initial advice and encouragement from Liverpool Art and Biosciences Collective. Very kind support from James King.  I’ve made tiny steps so far in the University of Liverpool’s Clinical Engineering Unit with John and Theun and I’m going to be working a lot more with them…

A very big thanks must go to Wellcome Trust for their bold funding support and the Abandon Normal Devices team (Ruth and Gaby especially) for commissioning this unorthodox work.

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