Ari Benjamin Meyers: Four Liverpool Musicians

3.10.2018, Interviews

For Liverpool Biennial 2018, Ari Benjamin Meyers created a series of musical compositions that form the basis for film portraits of four musicians from Liverpool: Bette Bright (Deaf School), Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees/Big in Japan), Ken Owen (Carcass) and Louisa Roach (She Drew The Gun). Watch the artist discuss what it means to live your life through music, and how the portraits in this film installation connect to the musical history of Liverpool.

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? takes place across the city’s public spaces, galleries and civic buildings from 14 July until 28 October.

Video: Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services / Film footage: Four Liverpool Musicians (Bette, Budgie, Ken, Louisa), 2018. Courtesy the artist