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Catch a Future Forecast at Tate Liverpool and RIBA North

Liverpool teenagers have worked with artists including Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey to develop a new audiovisual installation which considers the future of the planet.

Future Forecast, created by members of the Toxteth-based Greenhouse Project, is being presented by Tate Liverpool at RIBA North on Mann Island – Tate’s Royal Albert Dock galleries are currently closed for major renovations.

Tate has been working with Toxteth-based the Greenhouse Project for 18 months, enabling young people to learn from gallery professionals.

The scheme aims to give children and young people in communities local to the gallery the opportunity to increase their creative potential and grow their life chances.

Twelve teenagers from the Greenhouse Project Young Event’s Producers worked with Birkenhead-born Leckey, composer and sound producer Silv-o, and artist Roy Claire Potter to create the installation which was premiered last September during a Late at Tate event.

The theme of that evening event was Fast Forward, looking to an undetermined future where climate catastrophe, extreme weather and technology have changed the world.

Above and Top: Future Forecast at Tate Liverpool and RIBA North.

Future Forecast is set in an imagined vision of the future where extreme weather conditions have changed the landscape of Toxteth, and the rest of the world. The work includes the teenagers’ voices reciting a script they created in workshops with artist and LJMU lecturer Potter.

Previously, the group created a film and showcased it at a community event in the gallery, which included a Q&A and a performance by Neo-Jazz singer-songwriter Ni Maxine. They also contributed to the Late at Tate for the Turner Prize, working on an installation with empathy artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala.

Future Forecast is at RIBA North on Mann Island until March 10.

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