The Time Domain is a new performance work by Dennis McNulty for the Live Programme of Liverpool Biennial 2016, co-commissioned between Bluecoat and Liverpool Biennial. The artist will develop a site specific live work, which will be presented during Liverpool Biennial 2016. This promenade performance will circulate in and around a cluster of interlinked buildings from different time periods situated in Liverpool's Commercial District.
A key element of this site is the Brutalist-style New Hall Place, a building which incorporates infrastructural components such as an exit from the Queensway Tunnel and a multi-storey car-park. The building's physical appearance reflects exactly the structure and hierarchy of the insurance company it housed at the time it was designed and built.
McNulty's project will be developed in relation to this site and the work of British systems theorist Stafford Beer( 1926 - 2002), whose papers are held by Liverpool John Moores University. The physical spaces and histories of the building and the Beer's ideas and working life will serve as anchors for a spatial narrative to be developed with the support of the commissioning organisations.
Dennis McNulty (1970) is based in Dublin. Liverpool Biennial delivers the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art, the leading festival of visual arts in the UK, every 2 years. Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts