Art & Design

Botech Compositions: New Work by Macoto Murayama

5 July - 26 October 2014, Liverpool

During Liverpool Biennial 2014, Metal is delighted to be exhibiting the work of Macoto Murayama. Based in Tokyo, Murayama spent six months of 2013 living and working at Metal’s space in Southend on Sea, dissecting, recording and rendering in digital form UK indigenous flowers.


The resulting works are presented at Metal’s Liverpool base, Edge Hill Station as a series of high definition, animated sequences of fastidiously produced information and detail that reveals the beauty, fragility and architectural structure of flowers.

Botech Compositions marks a new development in Murayama’s body of work to date introducing abstracted patterns, repeated forms and pulsating animations to the final presentation of the imagery.


It is the first time that Macoto Murayama’s work has been exhibited in the UK.


Private view: Thursday 3rd July 4.30pm-7pm


Event Programme:
Macoto Murayama in Liverpool: Tues 8 July 6-8pm at Edge Hill Station View the exhibition, then meet the creator of Botech Compositions as he gives an insight into his unique working processes. Free. Booking Essential


Macoto Murayama in London:Thurs 10 July 6.30pm
For those who miss Macoto’s talk in Liverpool, there is an opportunity to hear him speak on Botech Compositions in London hosted by The Japan Foundation.
FREE -  to book email


Immix Ensemble:Thurs 24 July 7 – 10pm
Two composers Rachel Nicholas and Tom Cowcher perform new music written in response to Botech Compositions, with Daniel Thorne's Immix Ensemble.
Tickets £5/£3.


Liverpool's Botanical Collection: Thurs 14 Aug 6 – 8pm
Donna Young, Curator of Herbarium at the World Museum Liverpool cares for  c.400,000 botanical specimens and items. She shares with us the specialised methods employed in the preparation and preservation of botanical collections. Free. Booking Essential


Botanical and Mechanical art : Thurs 4 Sept 6 – 8pm
UK based artists, Rob Kesseler and Junko Mori tell us about their work and how it resonates with Botech Compositions. Followed by Q&A. Free. Booking Essential


Jyll Bradley – Documenting Process: Wed 10 Sept: 7pm Jyll Bradley tells us about creating Mr Roscoe's Garden in 2008 using surviving plants from Liverpool's world renowned botanical collection. Programmed as part of the regular Future Station event series. Free. Booking Essential


Mutator Art: Thurs 25 Sept 6 – 9pm
Computer art pioneer Prof. William Latham talks about his animations, blending art and science, organic forms, genetic mutations and collaborating with the Shamen in the 1990s. Free. Booking Essential


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Outside of events day the exhibition will be open by appointment. Please call (0151) 7072277 or email to arrange a visit. We welcome schools tours or group visits.


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5 July - 26 October 2014
Metal at Edge Hill Station, Platform one, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND

Tel: 01517072277

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