May 17, 2007 - Tate Modern - UBS OPENINGS: THE LONG WEEKEND
May 17, 2007

UBS OPENINGS: THE LONG WEEKEND

UBS OPENINGS: THE LONG WEEKEND
26 – 28 May 2007

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
www.tate.org.uk

UBS Openings: The Long Weekend returns with a four day celebration of film, music, performance and visual art.

Each evening features unmissable live performances and screenings in the iconic setting of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The series opens with Ikue Moris live soundtracks to films by Maya Deren, followed on Saturday by the legendary Throbbing Gristle performing to rarely-screened super-8 films by Derek Jarman. Sleep is a unique chance to experience Andy Warhols first film accompanied by an all-night performance of the musical composition that inspired it: Saties 18-hour Vexations, performed by pianists including Gavin Bryars and Michael Nyman.

The weekend closes with Synthesis, audio-visual performances by Ryoichi Kurokawa, Toshimaru Nakamura & Billy Roisz, Sachiko M & Benedict Drew.

During the day, Tate Modern hosts major art commissions and installations by artists Marepe, Mathieu Briand and a performance of Hélio Oiticica’s Parangolés.
For full details or to book on-line

www.tate.org.uk/thelongweekend2007

or call 020 7887 8888

FRIDAY 25 MAY, 9PM
Maya Deren/Ikue Mori
Seven experimental films by legendary avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren with specially commissioned soundtracks performed live by iconic New York musician Ikue Mori.
SATURDAY 26 MAY, 9PM
Derek Jarman/Throbbing Gristle Sold Out, Returns Only
Pioneering electronic sound artists and originators of the Industrial music label, Throbbing Gristle, perform live in remembrance of visionary UK filmmaker Derek Jarman. The performance will feature a selection of Jarmans magical, rarely-seen 1970s experimental Super 8 films.
SUNDAY 27 MAY, 7.30PM (TIL 2PM MONDAY)
Sleep: Warhol/Cage/Satie with performances by Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman and John Giorno
Andy Warhols first film Sleep, is screened throughout the night accompanied by a re-creation of the 18-hour musical performance that inspired it, John Cages historic 1963 staging of Erik Saties epic repetitive work for piano, Vexations (1893). Introduced with a performance by Warhols lover John Giorno, who features in the film.

The event runs all night but ticket holders can drop in and out. Food & drink will be available throughout the night. Feel free to bring a sleeping bag.
MONDAY 28 MAY 9PM
Synthesis – Ryoichi Kurokawa/Toshimaru Nakamura and Billy Roisz/Sachiko M with Benedict Drew
Presenting live audio-visual performances from Japan, Austria and the UK, this programme highlights artists who are exploring the use of feedback, decay, assemblage and kinetics. While the avant-garde movements of the modern period idealized the machine, mechanical dysfunction is now often a focus of artistic interest. Central to the notion of synthesis, are artistic practices that make use of electronic, analogue and self-built instruments; tools, techniques and software for the real-time creation, improvisation and manipulation of both sound and image.
Daytimes

Friday and Saturday
Artist Mathieu Briands Spiral will transform the Turbine Hall into a gigantic sound installation. Briand and experimental DJs, MCs and sound artists from the UK: Sarah Washington and Xentos Fray Bentos, SI-CUT.DB, Charlie Dark, The Bug in collaboration with Spaceape and Radio Active Man will re-mix music and sampled sound on open decks, etching their own vinyl plates to create a massive performance platform and experimental recording studio.
Sunday
With his new installation Veja meu Bem, Brazilian artist Marepe invites the audience to take a ride on a spectacular carousel transformed through the use of foil packaging and coloured light bulbs, inscribed with a poem evoking his native Brazil and surrounded by toffee apples.
15.0017.00
Sleep: Warhol/Cage/Satie – Panel Discussion
This panel discussion examines the little-discussed relationship between the work of Andy Warhol, John Cage and Erik Satie. Featuring Gavin Bryars, art historian Branden W Joseph, Cage expert Professor David Nicholls, John Giorno and chaired by the art historian, Professor Pamela M Lee.
Monday
In the afternoon, visitors are invited to sign up for a workshop and take part in a one-off performance presenting Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticicas Parangolés as a participatory dance event led by the London School of Samba on the north landscape of the museum, by the River Thames.
Resonance FM broadcasts live from Tate Moderns Starr Auditorium, 11.30am to 6.00pm each day.
Resonance FM will broadcast live from Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, featuring in-depth interviews with Tate curators, artists, commentators and audiences. There will be episodes of music and poetry as well as specially commissioned Radio Art by Christof Migone and Sarah Washington; Brazilian language programmes in conjunction with the commission by Marepe and performance staging Hélio Oiticica’s Parangolés as well as a youth programme focused on Briand’s Spiral. Sunday’s panel discussion on Sleep: Warhol/Cage/Satie will also be accessible via the broadcast.

www.resonancefm.com

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