Two floors of the former Lewis’s department store in Liverpool are being reopened to the public after 10 years, as part of the Liverpool Biennial contemporary art festival. Although part of the building has been converted into a hotel and offices, the rest has remained closed since the store shut its doors in May 2010 after 154 years of trading.
Liverpool Biennial blogged, “New for 2021, Liverpool Biennial is excited to announce an additional venue partnership with the historic Lewis’s Building. Spanning over two floors, the space will be filled with works from sixteen of our 11th Edition artists, making it a focal and dynamic hub in the upcoming programme.”
dBS Solutions were asked by the team at Liverpool Biennial to provide and install the site and emergency lighting, as well as site wide power and distribution for the prestigious Lewis’s building. Our team designed a system of catenary wires between the listed building pillars to carry cables to the lighting and distribute the power needed for each art installation.
The 11th Edition of Liverpool Biennial: The Stomach and the Port, will run from 20 March – 6 June 2021, with previews on 18 and 19 March.