12 Sep 2008 – 1 Nov 2008

Event times

11am -3pm Wednesday - Saturday

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Metal at Edge Hill Station

Liverpool, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses 26, 27 stop on Tunnel Road 14, 61, 78 & 79 to Wavertree Road (turn left after Iceland if heading towards city centre)
  • One train stop from Lime Street.
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A group exhibition marking Edge Hill Station as the place from where Stephenson first conceived of replacing horses with machines as a way of transporting people across the Earth.


The exhibition will feature a number of important works by international and Liverpool based artists such as Tim Macmillan's ground breaking bullet time photographic video work 'Dead Horse' which captures a horse at the moment of assassination from 360 degrees. The film went on to inspire the Oscar winning special effects in ‘The Matrix' movie. Screening in Edge Hill's new cinema space on platforms 3 & 4 is Malcolm LeGrice's dreamlike materialist film 'Berlin Horse'. The exhibition will also feature emerging talent from Liverpool, including Na࠯ve John's extraordinary oil paintings of Centaurs. Archive material includes a film by the Ferrari car manufacturer showing how their engines are built. The exhibition will explore how the horse, although replaced by the engine during the industrial revolution, continues to be an enduring symbol of power.


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