Behind the scenes at Rapid Hardware for the Liverpool Biennial
The entire building is being taken over by more than 20 artists from across the world and it will be really interactive, with visitors invited to help create some of the work and even become a part of it themselves.
I was given a sneak preview this week when I went along with Jo Kelly from our web team, who is working with me on creating our Biennial microsite that sits within the Daily Post and Echo websites.
She will be posting a video tour of the building as soon as she has edited it so watch out for that.
In the meantime, here are some snaps of the work in progress. It's quite a strange experience to see the installations only part created and I wonder if they will turned out the way I have imagined them.
Meschac Gaba has been working with a team of volunteers to create a series of souvenirs emblazoned with national flags. These will be displayed in a shopfront decorated with the Union Jack and visitors will be invited to bring in their own souvenirs to swap. If the people who made the originals don't like what you have to offer then they won't do the deal.
Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei will be using these threads to mend clothes provided by members of the public. It will be very visible mending and the garments will be placed into a pile, each one still attached to a reel of thread on the wall.
This is the Marx Lounge where, after viewing the Re-Thinking Trade works on the ground floor, visitors can relax on couches and read some of the writings of Karl Marx. It's being created by Alfredo Jaar.