We’re delighted to welcome the return of electronic duo Factory Floor to present the northern premiere performance of their new live score to this sci-fi classic. 2017 is the 90th anniversary of the release of Metropolis. Widely regarded as a pioneering work of cinematic science fiction, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future where a city’s downtrodden, exploited underclass of workers secretly plot a revolt.
- The event will take place against the atmospheric backdrop of Magna’s face of steel area, the site of what used to be a steel mill.
Factory Floor are Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey, whose intense postindustrial electronic sound is as much at home at raves as it is in art galleries, cinemas, nightclubs and rock shows. They’ve collaborated with members of New Order, Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle, and their latest album, 25 25, was released in the summer of 2016 through James Murphy’s influential DFA Records.
- Supported by Goethe-Institut, London.