12 Dec 2018
A Day in the Office
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial International 06 in collaboration with FACT, A Day in the Office by Finnish artist Anu Pennanen examines the changing visual and spatial language of Liverpool´s built environment. In Western cities, office buildings are the contemporary icons of economic prosperity and Liverpool is building fast to attract new business.
Pennanen looks at both the exterior and the interior of the developing city in a double perspective on its current expansion. She steps behind the facades of the city centre to show the individual relationships and personal narratives that exist within the office workers´ day-to-day experiences. A Day in the Office is a two-part work, presenting individual journeys as daydreams, memories and daily rituals are explored and uncovered. These are presented alongside a richly filmic depiction of the city that frames the experiences, which was originally projected in the evenings onto the outside of the building above the recently developed Fleet Street.