Archive for October, 2006

Virtual Grizedale

tenantspin contributed a one-hour webcast as part of Grizedale Arts’ “Virtual Grizedale” exhibition in collaboration with The A Foundation and Liverpool Biennial 2006. Guests and visitors included Jesse Rae and Richard Demarco. Later, John played spoons live with leading dub guitarist Doug Wimbish (Tackhead, Living Colour, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Jeff Beck).

On the Couch with Mike McCartney

John McGuirk of tenantspin plays spoons while Mike McCartney (and the audience) sings the old Scaffold hit ‘Lily The Pink’. Video from Google Video (Uploaded by Ian Jackson).

Foreign Investment Film

All female artists’ group Foreign Investment were invited by Liverpool Culture Company and Alan Dunn to produce a new piece of work that built on the strengths of Liverpool City Centre. Over two days in July 2006 they presented “Tuning-in Op.3″ featuring buskers serenading workers on the site of the Grosvenor, Hanover Street and Bluecoat developments, flyposted graphics, an exhibition at PolishedT and the same buskers, including Bold Street regulars Barry and Phil, touring Bold Street and the city centre on a horse-drawn cart, playing to static audiences rather than the other way around.