Still from Bronzin’ (Totally Bronze), Chloe Cooper
Still from Bronzin’ (Totally Bronze), Chloe Cooper

Call for participants

Chloe Cooper would like to invite 10 people to perform the role of ‘Workshop Participants’ in a performance of a workshop that strives to emulate the affective qualities of selected bronze sculptures in the gallery. The performance takes place at this Learning private view on 25 November 2013, 19.15 until 20.15 at Tate Britain. No rehearsal is required and no previous performance experience is necessary. The roles are not scripted and involve you responding naturally to what you are being asked to do. The performance aims to embrace the roles of scepticism, embarrassment, surprise and jubilation in the learning experience through the exploration of the affective qualities of the bronze sculptures on show.

The performance will be listed in the programme but there will be no formal audience apart from other visitors to the Learning private view who will observe now and then and sometimes be asked to actively participate in the role of ‘Gallery visitor caught up in school workshop/audience member’.

This is an extension of an earlier work produced by Chloe Cooper as a response to being an artist leading schools workshops on the schools programme at Tate Britain and Tate Modern during 2012–13, which can be watched here: Bronzin’ (Totally Bronze)

If you would like to take part in the performance in the role of ‘Workshop participant’, please email elizabeth.graham@tate.org.uk and sarah.jarvis@tate.org.uk 

Participants will be confirmed on a first come first served basis

If you are interested and would like to discuss the performance further, Chloe is really happy to answer any questions you might have via email at chloe.cooper_art@hotmail.co.uk