This winter at OUTPUT, we have a few exciting things going on outside the gallery, inside the gallery, online and in the post too. Check out the information below.
📣 Online and in the post:
This month, we are working with artist Jon Edgley (b. 1996, Wirral). The artist has recently been examining the figure of the landlord as one who exploits a tenant’s labour to inflate their own wealth. Taking inspiration from cartoons for children as well as political comic strips in newspapers, Edgley has produced drawings that star the landlord as a villain caught up in scenes of comical gags and physical violence. You can request one of these prints for free as OUTPUT launches its new postal exhibition print programme. The riso-print, which has artwork on one side and an annotated press release and Q&A on the other, has been produced by Granby Studio from Sumuyya Khader. All we need is your name and address, and you can fill in this form here: https://forms.gle/H4mMsf719ccoNtiL9.
📣 Outside the gallery:
To accompany the postal print, Jon Edgley has installed a host of his own To Let signs on the facade of the gallery building to present the problem of landlordism as a shared concern across domestic, cultural and commercial spaces. See the work from 32 Seel St, Liverpool now!
📣 Inside the gallery:
The exhibition previous to this was a solo show by Nick Smith that had to close early due to local lockdown restrictions. While the show was closed, Smith collaborated with Niloo Sharifi, inviting the writer to visit the closed show and produce a text response. Now, Smith has incorporated Sharifi’s text in a new collaborative 9 minute film and we are showing it in OUTPUT gallery now that we are able to be open again - enjoy. The film examines the history of Liverpool with regards to different moments of turbulence, including the cholera riots the city endured that tie in closely with our current times and anti-lockdown protestors.
You can visit the gallery Thursday-Sundays 11-5pm whilst Total Recall are open.