© Yoko Ono
Liverpool Skyladders featured in the 2008 Liverpool Biennial. It was shown outdoors, in the bombed-out remains of St Luke’s Church. The ladders were donated by members of the public; the piece grew as they arrived. Each ladder has a handwritten note and message from its contributor. Liverpool Skyladders derives from SKY EVENT, a 1968 performance artwork by Yoko Ono dedicated to John Lennon (1940 - 1980). The artist says: “The ladder takes you a bit closer to the sky.”
Liverpool Skyladders was commissioned by Liverpool Biennial for the International 08 section of the 2008 Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.