April 16, 2006 - Tate - LIAM GILLICK Construcción de Uno (Prequel)
April 16, 2006

LIAM GILLICK Construcción de Uno (Prequel)

LIAM GILLICK
Construcción de Uno (Prequel)

Tate Triennial 2006: Live Events
Saturday 22 April 2006, 19.3020.30

Tate Britain
Millbank

Free, advance booking recommended
Call 020 7887 8888 or visit
www.tate.org.uk/triennial


PERFORMED BY Keeley Forsyth, Ian Hart, Maxine Peake
Executive Producer: Michael Shamberg

YOU ARE IN SEARCH OF WORK, I AM GOING TO BRING IT TO YOU.

WHAT WORK?

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

THE MOST NOBLE

FOR THE GREATEST GLORY OF YOUR FAMILY

FOR THE GREATEST GLORY OF YOUR HOMELAND YOUR NATION.

YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD AUTOMOBILES

This performance relates to a deferred text by Liam Gillick that is under constant review, provisionally titled Construcción de Uno. It concerns a group of people in a northern European country who return to their recently closed factory out of habit and boredom.

Presented as a film in real time the performance takes the form of a repeated scenario derived from the classic documentary by Groupe Medvedkin, Week-end à Souchaux (1974).

Keeley Forsyth, Ian Hart and Maxine Peake have extensive biographies in both film and television. This is their first performance in a British museum.

Liam Gillick lives and works in London and New York.

Solo exhibitions include Liam Gillick: Edgar Schmitz, ICA, London, 2006, A short text on the possibility of creating an economy of equivalence, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2005, Literally, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2003, Communes, Bars and Greenrooms, The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2003, The Wood Way, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2002.

Group exhibitions include Singular Forms, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2004, Utopia Station: Dreams and Conflicts The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Venice Biennale, 2003, What If, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2003, Intelligence: New British Art, Tate Britain, 2000.

Michael Shamberg is a filmmaker from New York City.

His short THE TEMPTATION OF VICTORIA based on New Orders classic song Temptation is touring film festivals now.

Shamberg has worked on radio, video, film and installations with Lawrence Weiner and Dan Graham, and curated the touring show Home Screen Home in collaboration with John Baldessari for the Witte de With in Rotterdam.

He has produced music videos almost exclusively for British group New Order working with artists and directors such as Jonathan Demme, Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Longo, Robert Breer and William Wegman, Phillipe Decouflé, Leos Carax, Chris Marker and Robert Frank.

His feature Souvenir was released theatrically at the I.C.A. in London. He is currently producing Enigmatic, a feature documentary in search of Joy Division, with Natasha Dack and Carol Morley for Tiger Lily Films, and is at work on Maître, Lihseb Please a personal film based in Beirut. More information on Michael’s work can be found at www.kinoteca.net

Supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Media partner: The Independent on Sunday

Free, advance booking recommended
Call 020 7887 8888 or visit www.tate.org.uk/triennial

www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/triennial/liveworks/gillick.htm

(£1.50 booking fee)

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