The Oratory: Rubber Coated Steel

Concrete space with coloured panels hanging from the ceiling

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 'Rubber Coated Steel' (film still), 2016. Courtesy the artist

9 Jul 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Free exhibition, no booking required

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s 'Rubber Coated Steel' testifies to the relationship between technology and power and is on display at The Oratory, in the grounds of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

The work is part of Liverpool Biennial's Ancient Greece episode.

Abu Hamdan is a forensic audio analyst as well as an artist, and in 2014 he was asked to work on audio files that recorded the shootings of Nadeem Nawara and Mohamed Abu Daher on the West Bank of Palestine. These files, which proved that the boys were shot by real bullets and not rubber ones, are the starting point for a work about aesthetics, politics and the violence of sound and silence.

One of Rita McBride’s 'Perfile' series, Lara Favaretto’s 'Lost and Found', and Jason Dodge’s 'What the Living Do', can also be seen at The Oratory.

The Oratory was built in 1829, and its architect was John Foster, one of the Greek Revivalists who shaped Liverpool’s neoclassical cityscape.

These artworks are not showing at the Walker Art Gallery

You can find these artworks at The Oratory, which is located next to Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and is owned by National Museums Liverpool. Check Google Maps for the location of the Oratory.

Liverpool Biennial