‘The street is my space’ says Meschac Gaba, introducing his hometown of Cotonou, Benin

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This episode of TateShots is the first of our new Global Studios films which take you on studio visits around the world. As well as opening up their studios to our film crew, each participating artist will be responding to questions sent in by Tate Modern visitors in a series of online video calls. Every month, a different artist is featured. Meshac Gaba launches the series, with a tour around the streets of his home town of Cotonou, Benin, which he considers his working space and inspiration.

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gandha

What format is the video of Meshac Gaba, I couldn't watch it on my laptop with Windows 8.
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Ian Pinder
Hi there, The video format of the original video is MP4 (h264) @ 720p. This is then streamed from a service which renders this to various similar renditions for variable streaming for different bandwidths. I have tested the video on this page in multiple browsers and it appears to function correctly. I would advise updating your browser, video plugins, and clearing the internet cache within your browser. Thanks very much.