Liverpool Biennial 2012, curated by Sally Tallant, presented work by 242 artists in 27 locations. It included Oded Hirsch’s first public work, a new commission entitled The Lift, which was an elevator bursting through the pristine shopping district Liverpool ONE at the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Hirsch’s work often appears as performed portraits of collective action and ritual that gives a sense of how we operate—together or as individuals—in our quest for fulfillment. He often stages situations that may at first appear to have no meaning or logic but that through the context in which they appear, the behavior of those involved, as the action unfolds, gradually become legible. The Lift brings these questioning into the public realm in surprising, unexpected ways.