Watch BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Watch BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Tate Modern

May 31, 2012

Watch BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Emily Roysdon
I Am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen

Online at
Thursday 31 May at 20.00 BST

Over 150 volunteers have been invited by American artist Emily Roysdon to participate in a new collaborative performance work on 31 May. I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen continues the BMW Tate Live Performance Room series—a pioneering programme of live, online performances simultaneously seen by international audiences across world time zones at

Roysdon often addresses gender politics through collaborative practice that focuses on movement and choreography. For BMW Tate Live Performance Room she has called for volunteers who define themselves as queer or feminist to take part. During the performance the participants’ movements are choreographed by Roysdon via directions mapped onto the floor of the room. With a formal interest in discomposed social space, Roysdon will explore how a particular space can be reconfigured through the group action of the people within it, using their bodies to mark out territory and articulate scale.

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Audiences only view the BMW Tate Live performances on the internet and are invited to enter the online Performance Room via at 20.00 in the UK and exactly the same moment across time zones on the specified dates—16.00 on the East Coast of America, 21.00 in mainline Europe and 23.00 in Russia.

The global audience are encouraged to chat with other viewers via social media channels during the performance and to put questions to the artist or curator following it using Tate’s social media channels— using #BMWTateLiveQ and

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. Previous artists to perform in the series are Jérôme Bel and Pablo Bronstein. Harrell Fletcher will perform on 28 June.

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, and assisted by Capucine Perrot, assistant curator, Tate.



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