April 22, 2012 - Tate Modern - BMW Tate Live Performance Room: Pablo Bronstein’s Constantinople Kaleidoscope
April 22, 2012

BMW Tate Live Performance Room: Pablo Bronstein’s Constantinople Kaleidoscope

BMW Tate Live Performance Room:
Pablo Bronstein’s
Constantinople Kaleidoscope

Online at www.youtube.com/tate on Thursday 26 April at 20:00 BST

 

BMW Tate Live Performance Room is a pioneering programme of live performances created exclusively for online broadcast, simultaneously reaching international audiences across world time zones.

For the second performance in the BMW Tate Live Performance Room, Argentinean born artist Pablo Bronstein will premiere, Constantinople Kaleidoscope, an entirely new work made especially for the BMW Tate Live Performance Room. Involving a group of dancers, Bronstein will create a baroque trompe l’oeil stage set that exaggerates the perspective of the room with mirrored columns. Bronstein uses architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment and this preoccupation with form frequently extends into his live work.

Audiences, who will only be able to view the performances on the internet, are invited to enter the online Performance Room via www.youtube.com/tate at 20.00 hrs in the UK and exactly the same moment across time zones on the specified dates—16.00 hrs on the East Coast of America, 21.00 hrs in mainline Europe and 23.00 hrs in Russia.

The global audience are encouraged to chat with other viewers via social media channels and to put questions to the artists or curator following it using Tate’s social media channels—twitter.com/tate using #BMWTateLiveQ and facebook.com/tategallery.

The BMW Tate Live Performance Room was inaugurated by French choreographer and dancer Jérôme Bel with the work Shirtology@Tate on 22 March. Artists Emily RoysdonHarrell Fletcher and Joan Jonas will also present works for the BMW Tate Live Performance Room in the coming months.

On Thursday 31 May, American artist and writer, Emily Roysdon, explores the intersection of choreography and political action through a collaborative performance.

Harrell Fletcher’s work often takes the form of socially engaged and interdisciplinary projects. On Thursday 28 June, for BMW Tate Live, he will work with local amateur performers who ordinarily would not be seen by the Performance Room’s global audience.

The final BMW Tate Live Performance Room in 2012 is by legendary performance artist, Joan Jonas. Since the 1960s, she has been a major figure at the forefront of explorations in film, new media and performance, transcending genres to develop an influential practice rooted in space, movement, ritual and gesture.

This innovative format offers international audiences an opportunity to experience performance works through an entirely new mode of presentation. Each performance is archived and available to view online after the live event.

BMW Tate Live is a four-year partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space. BMW Tate Live: Performance Room is the inaugural strand of the partnership and features five commissions in 2012.

BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate, and Kathy Noble, Curator of Interdisciplinary Projects, Tate, assisted by Capucine Perrot, Assistant Curator, Tate and Julia Crabtree.

BMW Tate Live Performance Room
Forthcoming performances at 20.00 hrs BST
26 April, BMW Tate Live Performance Room: Pablo Bronstein, Constantinople Kaleidoscope
31 May, BMW Tate Live Performance Room: Emily Roysdon
28 June, BMW Tate Live Performance Room: Harrell Fletcher
Summer date tbc, BMW Tate Live Performance Room: Joan Jonas

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