What is liveness and how can we understand it?

How can performance challenge how we think about time and space?

What do we understand by performativity in contemporary society?



This first event in the new Talks series aims to address several key questions about the nature of performance and the notion of liveness, arising from the ongoing BMW Tate Live Performance Room and Performance Events programme at Tate.


There seems to be a delay in the audio to video on this film after the clip of Obama's speech. Assuming it's not a clever demonstration of our perception of 'liveness', can it be corrected as I'd very much like to watch the rest of it!