The FACT building opened on 23 February 2003, and to celebrate 10 years of films, exhibitions, projects, collaborations, talks, discussions, performances and special events we hosted a Hacky Birthday party on 23 February 2013.
Party games with a technological twist, developed by FACT's young people's group Freehand.
Artist Will Nash returned to his popular artwork Noisy Table, an interactive ping-pong table that makes sounds as people play. The final match of our Battle of the Bands ping pong tournament which has seen bands like Afternaut and All We Are compete for the table tennis crown. Liverpool music legends Clinic returned to DJ and premiered a new song using sounds recorded during the tournament.
Ross Dalziel, SoundNetwork and Simon Jones created interactive installations including a bouncy castle that responds to people with sound and light and interactive crazy golf
A one off performance by the DS Orchestra, a group of pupils from Holy Cross Catholic Primary School who worked with Ross Dalziel to compose and play a piece of music using Nintendo DS's and software specially created for FACT by internationally renowned chiptune musician Pixelh8.
A special birthday cake and cupcakes designed by 5-2 year old FACT fans.
All activities on the day were completely free and open to the whole family.
Artists Ross Dalziel and Laura Pullig worked with students from Holy Cross Catholic Primary school to create the Nintendo DS orchestra. The Orchestra performed at FACT's 10th birthday celebrations in Febuary 2013.
Special Thank-you to Pixelh8 who designed the DS software.