Launch of a critically acclaimed exhibition at FACT Liverpool

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Let the Song Hold Us, a major exhibition of immersive new works exploring how music and song shape who we are, opened at FACT to national critical acclaim.

Let The Song Hold Us is a collection of artwork that crosses generations and geographical boundaries.

The exhibition features works by internationally acclaimed artist Korakrit Arunanondchai (USA/Thailand) with Alex Gvojic, as well as new commissions from UK firm Zinzi Minott, Tessa Norton, Larissa Sansour with Søren Lind, Ebun Sodipo and Rae-Yen Song.

Audiences will be immersed in a new exhibition of artwork that explores how song shapes who we are. Let The Song Hold Us brings together film, music, dance, technology and performance to uncover powerful stories of family, hope and unity through a series of unique art worlds that share intimate histories and a sense of belonging.

Credit: Rob Battersby

Works in the exhibition include the UK premiere of Songs for living (2021) by Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic. Visitors will be among the first to experience this new large-scale video installation that responds to a desire to heal mind and body, and reconnect with life. Described by The i as “a wild and brutal fantasy world, an overactive rush, blending the visual language of horror and occult fantasy”, the film weaves together stories of heartbreak, transformation and spiritual power.

Commissioned for this exhibition, Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind present a new triptych video installation of an Arabic-language opera that brings together classical Palestinian and European musical traditions. As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night (2022) is presented as a unique tune, sung by Palestinian soprano Nour Darwish, to tell a story of loss, grief and hereditary trauma.

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