Liverpool-to-Liverpool is the body of work that arose from a major public-art commission for the city of Liverpool, England.
In 2008 a journey was made from Liverpool (England) to another Liverpool in Nova Scotia, Canada – travelling by container-ship, train and bus. Making an average of six drawings a day, the minutia and randomness of travel is described in a way that builds to become an elliptic graphic essay – describing the dislocation of one person along the historic paths of trade and exodus. The drawings became a permanent public artwork for the city of Liverpool that was unveiled in 2010. As well as these drawings, a body of video and writing was also created.
Accompanying the launch of the public artwork, the wider body of work was woven together to create the performative lecture also called ‘Liverpool-to-Liverpool’. The lecture has since been given at UCL London (2009), and as part of the Liverpool Biennial (2010).
A book collecting together the drawings and diaries was published by Liverpool University Press with an essay commissioned by Joe Moran.