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  • Charles Atlas, MC9 (2012) as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Charles Atlas, MC9 2012 as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Photo: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson for Tate Photography
    © Charles Atlas and Tate

  • Charles Atlas, MC9 (2012) as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Charles Atlas, MC9 2012 as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Photo: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson for Tate Photography
    © Charles Atlas and Tate

  • Charles Atlas, MC9 (2012) as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Charles Atlas, MC9 2012 as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Photo: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson for Tate Photography
    © Charles Atlas and Tate

  • Charles Atlas, MC9 (2012) as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Charles Atlas, MC9 2012 as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Photo: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson for Tate Photography
    © Charles Atlas and Tate

  • Charles Atlas, MC9 (2012) as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern.

    Charles Atlas, MC9 2012 as part of ‘Charles Atlas and Collaborators’, 2013, BMW Tate Live, The Tanks, Tate Modern

    Photo: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson for Tate Photography
    © Charles Atlas and Tate

Award-winning artist and filmmaker, Charles Atlas presents a new version of MC9 2012, a multi-channel video piece exploring the intersections of media and dance. Atlas revisits and reconfigures material that he had made with and about Merce Cunningham over a period from 1971–2010.

As part of this week-long project in the Tanks, he will also collaborate with Paris-based dancer and choreographer duo Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, New York based performance artist Johanna Constantine and sound artist Helm in a series of open rehearsals and ticketed performances with live video editing, projection and music.

Biographies

Born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1949, Atlas is best known for his ground-breaking work in collaboration with choreographers and performers like Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Yvonne Rainer, and Leigh Bowery. One of his most well-known works, Hail the New Puritan 1986, is a made-for-television mockumentary of a day in the life of Michael Clark. Atlas actively crosses the borders between the fields of dance, performance, and the visual arts. Starting out in New York in the early 1970s, Atlas was part of the first generation of artists to explore the artistic possibilities of video.

Schedule

Performance and rehearsal times are subject to change so please call 020 7887 8888 in advance for confirmation.

Tuesday 19 March

10.00–14.30: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE
15.00–18.00: Open rehearsal with Charles Atlas and Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud FREE
Please note: There may be partial nudity during the rehearsal

Wednesday 20 March

10.00–14.30: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE
15.00–18.00: Open rehearsal with Charles Atlas and Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud FREE
Please note: There may be partial nudity during the rehearsal

Thursday 21 March

10.00–15.00: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE
15.00–20.00: Tanks Closed
20.00: Ticketed performance Charles Atlas with Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
Please note: There may be partial nudity during the rehearsal and performance

Friday 22 March

10.00–22.00: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE

Saturday 23 March

10.00–22.00: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE

Sunday 24 March

10.00–18.00: Charles Atlas Installation open ;FREE

Monday 25 March

10.00–16.00: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE
16.00–20.00: Tanks Closed
20.00: Ticketed performance Charles Atlas and Johanna Constantine with Helm

Tuesday 26 ;March

10.00–18.00: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE

Wednesday 27 March

10.00–14.00: Charles Atlas Installation open FREE
14.00–18.00: Charles Atlas Installation CLOSED

Thursday 28 March – Tuesday 9 April

10.00–18.00 Charles Atlas Installation open FREE

Credits

With thanks to Roanne Hathaway, Tate Modern Administrator, and the technical crew: Alistair Ashe, Stuart Bannister, Angus Braithwaite, Nathaniel Dinham, Will Evans, Adam Hooper, Nick Kennedy, Simon MacColl, Steve Richardson, Jo Roberts, Rachel Shipp, Steve Wald, and Jim Woodall.

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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