Wednesday, 30 July 2014


So whats the latest from


The NEW DAZZLE INSTALLATION AT LIVERPOOL ONE that's what...

Following the launch of the glorious Dazzle Ship last month, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned a new ‘Dazzle’ piece by Carlos Cruz-Diez, which is now installed at Liverpool ONE.

11 Couleur Additive Liverpool ONE, Liverpool. Paris, 2014 
to give it its full title, takes the form of a ‘crossing-type’ piece, from the great kinetic optic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. 



This newly commissioned work spans Thomas Steers Way and links Liverpool ONE to the Dazzle Ship on Liverpool Waterfront.

Chris Bliss, Estate Director at Liverpool ONE, said: 

“We are delighted to be working with Liverpool Biennial on this exciting project. The installation is really striking and something which we believe will be extremely popular with everyone who visits our wonderful city. It will become a real talking point and is bound to be well photographed.
This further strengthens the strong links which Liverpool ONE has with the fantastic cultural attractions in our city and shows how a visit to Liverpool ONE is far more than just a shopping experience.”

Sally Tallant from Liverpool Biennial added: 

“Carlos Cruz-Diez is one of the great figures of contemporary art, especially kinetic-optic art. His works can be found in prestigious galleries all over the world, including Museum of Modern Art in New York and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. It’s an honour to be able to bring two pieces of his work to Liverpool for the Biennial.”

Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool. Paris, 2014 takes as its starting point a style of optical distortion used extensively during the First World War, called Dazzle painting. It is a co-commission by Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and 14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commission to work with the idea of “dazzle” camouflage using an historic pilot ship owned and conserved by Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The Dazzle Ship will remain in the camouflage until the end of 2015 when she will be returned to her original Edmund Gardner livery.

Get down to Liverpool One and the waterfront to see the two installations if you already haven't, they are honestly two fantastic, awe inspiring pieces that are adding to the allurement of our city this summer!  I get to look at them from my gym every time I'm there.... I just hope they push me into going more!  

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