Mercy presents: ¡DEMOLITION!
An exhibition of artwork designed to be destroyed

A series of newly-commissioned artworks, which have been specifically designed to become irreparably transformed over the course of the exhibition. The SITE gallery will be home to kinetic sculptures, specially commissioned live performances and interactive games - an antidote to the staid retrospectives ‘round the corner at Tate Liverpool.

Challenging visitors to consider transformation in all its guises against the backdrop of the 2008 Capital of Culture regeneration programme, eighteen international artists will present artwork that by the end of the residency (or even the opening night) will be lying in tatters. Some of the pieces will invite gallery visitors to interact with them by harming, adding or removing things. In other cases, the artworks themselves will play out a process of gradual deterioration.

Featuring: Katriona Beales, Nathan Burr, Jan Erichsen, Benjamin Fallon, Rosie Farrell, Nicola Fitzsimmons, Jonathan Greenbank, Eugenia Ivanissevich, Tim Jukes, Naomi Kashiwagi, Paul Luckraft, Herve Paraponaris, Ben Parry, Alexander Pearl, Angelo Picozzi, Mark Selby, Lousie Stokes, Arik Visser, David Snoo Wilson

Live events will take place every Sat 12 - 6pm ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS IS FREE
Associated events:
Launch Tue 26 Jun 2007, 6 - 8pm

Binary Jam 002 Sat 30 Jun 2007, 12 - 6pm
A celebration of live electronica, live sampling techniques, creative programming and film
- Live: Alexander Wendt, Daniel Barrett, Noise Club, HIVE Collective
- Visuals: VJ Alpha Palace 'A2D'
- Films: Everything Around Us (Richard Skellern Music), Guitar Pyro (Carl Rohumaa)
 
Liverpool Poetry Festival (Launch Day) Sat 7 Jul 2007, 12 - 6pm
- Poetics: Thick Richard, Special Guest TBA, Fiction Residents Nathan Jones, Olly Gruner; David Bamford
- Host: Ross G Sutherland
- Plus: have-a-go Demolition poetry games for all the family, live music and DJs, dips

Folk VS Antifolk Closing Party
Sat 14 Jul 2007, 12 - 6pm
- Live (FOLK): The Prelude, Dave Owen, John Smith, Nina Jones
- Live (ANTIFOLK): David Cronenberg's Wife, The Unfortunates, Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences