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BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights

24 March – 2 April 2017

Fujiko Nakaya, Fogfalls #47626 Showa Kinen Park 1982 © Fujiko Nakaya

Ten days of performance, film, sound and dance in The Tanks

BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights marks a new departure in the concept of the art exhibition: from a static presentation to an experience of art that unfolds through time.

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Ten Inspiring Days

Situated in the Tanks, the first BMW Tate Live Exhibition brings together an intergenerational selection of artists that have been invited to stage their work as a space that extends a form of hospitality or community, to other artists and visitors alike. The artists create images of networks and forms of participation that link natural environment with social media, organic and technological, human and non-human. 

Isabel Lewis is in residence throughout the duration of the exhibition hosting a number of her signature occasions, combining music, food, drink and perfume to create an alternative environment for dance, discussions and invited musicians.

CAMP, a collaborative studio founded in Mumbai in 2007, use the Transformer Galleries and the East Tank as a space to share Could Have Beens, a selection of rarely-seen installations each reworking systems of electricity and imaging to propose alternate socio-tecnological scenarios.

Wu Tsang and Fred Moten present Gravitational Feel, a sculptural performance using fabric and sound to explore the social and physical significance of touch and voice. Installations by Carlos Casas, Phill Niblock, and Lorenzo Senni exist as site-specific environments open to the public by day.

Fujiko Nakaya will transform the South Terrace for the first time with an immersive fog sculpture, animated by a light and soundscape made in collaboration with Nakaya’s historic collaborators: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani; and host performances by renowned dancer and choreographer Min Tanaka.

Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Gravitational Feel, performance, presented as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Finale for Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015 – 2016), Splendor, Amsterdam, 26 and 27 November 2016. Photography: Florian Braakman.

Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Gravitational Feel, performance, presented as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Finale for Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015 – 2016), Splendor, Amsterdam, 26 and 27 November 2016. Photography: Florian Braakman

Isabel Lewis, Occasion, 2015 © Tanz im August HAU Hebbel am Ufe. Photo: Vitali Wagner 2015

Isabel Lewis, Occasion, 2015 © Tanz im August HAU Hebbel am Ufe. Photo: Vitali Wagner 2015

Fred Moten in Wu Tsang Girl Talk 2016 © the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Fred Moten in Wu Tsang Girl Talk 2016 © the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Fujiko Nakaya, Earth Talk. Photo: Fujiko Nakaya

Fujiko Nakaya, Earth Talk. Photo: Fujiko Nakaya

CAMP, Windscreen 2002 courtesy the artists

CAMPWindscreen 2002. Courtesy the artists

​Min Tanaka, Locus Focus at Yamanaka-Lake, Yamanashi Prefacture​ © Madada Inc

​Min Tanaka, Locus Focus at Yamanaka-Lake, Yamanashi Prefacture​ © Madada Inc

CAMP, Windscreen

CAMP, Windscreen 2002. Courtesy the artists

Isabel Lewis, Occasion, 2015 © Tanz im August HAU Hebbel am Ufe. Photo: Vitali Wagner 2015

Isabel Lewis, Occasion, 2015 © Tanz im August HAU Hebbel am Ufe. Photo: Vitali Wagner 2015

​CAMP Four-letter film 2015 © the artists

CAMPFour-letter film 2015 © the artists

Six unmissable nights

The daytime installations act as springboards for six nights of ticketed live performances. You can browse the full programme for each night below and book tickets online. The live nights will showcase both established and emerging artists working across performance, film, sound and dance.

Pepa Ubera and Josefina Camus Ellipsis Land 2016 Photo: Jesus Ubera

Pepa Ubera and Josefina Camus Ellipsis Land 2016 Photo: Jesus Ubera

Phill Niblock Cross Country (Environments II) 1970, film still. Courtesy the artist

Phill Niblock Cross Country (Environments II) 1970, film still. Courtesy the artist

​Ligia Lewis, minor matter, photo: Martha Glenn

​Ligia Lewis, minor matter, photo: Martha Glenn

Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil ­– Economy of Love 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil ­– Economy of Love 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

​Carlos Casas, Jungle Series I from the Cemetery (Archive works) series, 2016

​Carlos Casas, Jungle Series I from the Cemetery (Archive works) series, 2016

Lorenzo Senni, Advanced Abstract Techno at STUK Leuven, Belgium

Lorenzo Senni, Advanced Abstract Techno at STUK Leuven, Belgium

Pepa Ubera and Josefina Camus Ellipsis Land 2016 Photo: Jesus Ubera

Pepa Ubera and Josefina Camus Ellipsis Land 2016 Photo: Jesus Ubera

Daïchi Saïto Engram of Returning 2015, film still Courtesy the artist and Light Cone

Daïchi Saïto, Engram of Returning 2015, film still. Courtesy the artist and Light Cone

 

BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights is curated by Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) and Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator of International Art (Film), with Isabella Maidment, Assistant Curator, Performance and Carly Whitefield, Assistant Curator, Film.

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Venue

The Tanks

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

24 March – 2 April 2017

Evening performances are now sold out

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