A second chance to watch Daniel Linehan’s performance of untitled duet captured live on Thursday 12 December 2013 at Tate Modern

Daniel Linehan presents a new karaoke-style performance for two dancers, Anneleen Keppens and himself, in which words from a prepared script are projected onto the back wall of the Performance Room. As the dancers read the text, they execute hundreds of detailed movements which have been meticulously designed in response to the score of spoken words. The dance accentuates all of the strange rhythms hiding within everyday speech: the hesitancies, interruptions, and stutters. Its aim, as in any good conversation, is to generate a continual emergence of difference.

Dancer and choreographer Daniel Linehan considers the boundaries and commonalities between dance and non-dance forms using recorded and projected video images. He plays with texts, movements, images, songs and videos to create text and dance-based performances.

He previously worked as a dancer and choreographer in New York before moving to Brussels in 2008. In Brussels he completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. As a performer, Linehan has worked with Miguel Gutierrez and Big Art Group, among other artists. He was also a 2007–8 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

His most recent works include Montage for Three (2009), Being Together Without Any Voice (2010), and Zombie Aporia (2011). Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost premiered at deSingel in October 2012. Linehan is currently an Artiste Associé 2012–14 at deSingel (Antwerpen, BE), New Wave Associate 2012–14 at Sadler’s Wells, London and Artist-in-Residence at l’Opéra de Lille, France, since January 2013.

Daniel Linehan Montage for Three

Daniel Linehan
Montage for Three

Photo by Vincent Jeannot, 2009

Performance

Enter the online BMW Tate Live Performance Room via www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive at 20:00 in the UK and exactly the same moment across time zones on the specified dates:
15.00 on the East Coast of America
21.00 in mainland Europe
23.00 in Russia.

Live Q&A

During the performance you are encouraged to chat with other viewers from around the world via Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and to ask the artist or curator questions which will be answered at the end of the performance during the live Q&A. You can access the latest updates @TateLive using #BMWTateLive,Tate Facebook or Tate Google+.

Credits

untitled duet performed by
Daniel Linehan
Anneleen Keppens

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.