Upcoming performance programme

Upcoming performance programme

Tate Modern

Youth Day, Belgrade, 1960s, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FPRY). Still reproduced in Public Sphere by Performance (bbooks, 2012, co-written by Bojana Cvejić and Ana Vujanović).

January 18, 2014

Upcoming performance programme
January–December 2014

Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG


BMW Tate Live 2014 includes performance and talks across three strands of programming: 

Performance events: free and ticketed performances at Tate Britain and Tate Modern
Performance Room: a pioneering programme of live performances commissioned exclusively for online viewing and simultaneously seen by international audiences across world time zones 
Performance talks: a series of public events that complement and inform the performance programme 

Cally Spooner: And You Were Wonderful, On Stage 
Tate Britain, Rotunda
Friday 21 January, 19h & 21h GMT

Performance Room, online at tate.org.uk/bmwtatelive or youtube.com/tate/bmwtatelive
Thursday 27 February at 20h GMT 

British artist Cally Spooner presents And You Were Wonderful, On Stage, a two-part commission performed at Tate Britain on 21 January and online on 27 February. The work draws on the genre of Broadway musicals and has been written for a chorus line singing a cappella.  

Tim Etchells and FormContent: It’s moving from I to It – The Play 
Tate Modern, Collection
Thursday 30 January, 19h & 20.30h GMT

It’s moving from I to It – The Play is a new play written and directed by Tim Etchells commissioned by FormContent. The work is performed by two actors within the Tate Modern collection galleries. The scripted performance references its setting to playfully explore the use of fiction and language in visual art and exhibitions.

Joëlle Tuerlinckx  
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 April, 20h GMT

Joëlle Tuerlinckx presents a new piece in response to Tate Modern’s auditorium. The artist works with the core elements of the space—screen, projector, sound system, blinds and lighting as ‘actors’ in an opera set to music, creating a choreography of the space. This piece extends her exploration of the relationship between space, drawing and sculpture seen in her exhibition-based work.

Bojana Cvejić and collaborators: Spatial Confessions 
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
Wednesday 21–Saturday 24 May

Performance Room, online at tate.org.uk/bmwtatelive or youtube.com/tate/bmwtatelive
Thursday 22 May at 20h GMT 

Bojana Cvejić addresses the question of publicness through a series of experiments staged within the unique public arena of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Invited to manifest the book Public Sphere by Performance (2012, co-written by Cvejić and  Vujanović) in the Turbine Hall, and working with and amongst Tate’s mass audience, Cvejić invites Christine de Smedt, Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda, Lennart Laberenz and Neto Machado to devise choreographic patterns for Tate Modern’s visitors, elaborating upon and interfering with the audience flow.

Up Hill Down Hall – An indoor Carnival
Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
Saturday 23 August

Up Hill Down Hall – An indoor Carnival is a contemporary art procession that recreates London’s Notting Hill carnival costumed parade with works by artists who draw inspiration from carnival as an artistic medium. This new commission brings the sensorial experience of Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, where the Rio Carnival takes place, to the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. This day-long performance combines the techniques of display from Brazilian and Caribbean carnival traditions with the style of London’s Notting Hill Carnival. Informed by the history of the annual London event, this project reflects the shifting significance of carnival from ritual of resistance and festival of diversity to multimedia performance art form.

Conceived by Claire Tancons in discussion with Tate Modern’s curatorial team and in collaboration with the artists in the project including Marlon Griffith and Hew Locke and architectural designer Gia Wolff among others, along with the Notting Hill Carnival community. Claire Tancons is a curator, writer and scholar based in New Orleans whose work focuses on carnival, public ceremonial culture and popular movements.

Selma and Sofiane Ouissi 
Performance Room, online at tate.org.uk/bmwtatelive or youtube.com/tate/bmwtatelive
Thursday 18 September, 20h GMT

Selma and Sofiane Ouissi perform a new work that explores the use of the internet in daily life. The Performance Room format corresponds with the way in which Selma and Sofiane Ouissi have been working together for many years. Selma lives in Paris and Sofiane in Tunis. The internet is therefore vital to the production of their collaborative works. 

Alexandra Bachzetsis: From A to B via C
Performance Room, online here tate.org.uk/bmwtatelive or youtube.com/tate/bmwtatelive
Thursday 23 October, 20h GMT

Alexandra Bachzetsis presents From A to B via C, a new work created for a theatre space, and further transformed for an exhibition space and performed live to an online audience as part of the 2014 Performance Room series. Alexandra Bachzetsis’ choreography scrutinises the mutual influence between the use of gesture and movement in lowbrow cultural genres such as romantic comedy, TV soap, or hip-hop video clip, and the arts, such as ballet, modern dance and performance. 

BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate and Capucine Perrot, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern.  

BMW Tate Live is a partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space.

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