Mercurial States: pass it on

  • ©, Mercurial States, pass it on

Artist Statement:


    ‘Mercurial States’ creates an autonomous zone within Liverpool, a zone for celebrating the diverse and vigorous cultures of the black experience in contemporary Britain. Functioning on various levels, ‘Mercurial States’ comprises creative internet workshops, an artist’s residency and culminates in a Roundtable event.

    Working with a group of young Somali men and a group of Afro-Caribbean teenagers, multimedia artist Kooj Chuhan helped the groups to produce the websites:

    www.mercurialstates.com/somalicentre
    www.mercurialstates.com/soulaise

    The Artist’s Residency, (in)Visible involved a collaboration between Liverpool Black Sisters, artist Susan Lewis and website designer Steve Hellens to produce a website:

    www.mercurialstates.com/invisible
    which explores the visible and invisible presence of black women in the city of Liverpool.


Other Information:


    Commissioned by FACT. With support from Care-Frica, Liverpool Black Sisters, Liverpool Somali Centre, The Egg Cafe & Gallery and MITES.


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