This Friday, following the much-anticipated seminar Cracking the Curatorial at FACT, all the attention will be drawn to Acetate Steps and its open-to-all aftershow party – an accumulation of events to celebrate the joys of tape recording and the original ‘mix tape’.
Beginning at 7pm, Arena Gallery will open its doors for visitors to view and experience Acetate Steps, a collaborative site-specific installation by Arena artists Pamella Sullivan and Carol Ramsay with a sound piece by Iain Yell. When the 8pm bell rings, it’s time to move to Camp and Furnace 9 for the after party, featuring an exclusive DJ set by Nick Power from famous Liverpudlian band The Coral.
What does Nick have in mind for the event?
He told us that “good tunes” from the 70’s and 80’s are guaranteed, with highlights on “70’s CBGB’s, Soul, 60’s Psych” and other “alternative sounds from that era”.
When asked what people can expect from the party, Nick said: “I won’t be there to educate anyone…. just to play good tunes! Some will be recognisable, some may not. Hopefully it will be enjoyable though!”
As usual, entry to both events is free, and everyone is invited, so there’s no excuse for missing out on the nostalgic fun to be had on the first day of NorthWest Visual Arts Open 2012.