A second chance to watch Jérôme Bel’s performance of Shirtology @ Tate captured live Thursday, 22 March, 2012 at Tate Modern

French choreographer and dancer Jérôme Bel inaugurates the BMW Tate Live Performance Room with a new work that is a twist on his 1997 performance Shirtology. The work features one performer and a collection of T-shirts that are changed and removed to display different messages.

Bel’s work explores the relationship between choreography and popular culture, and dancer and spectator, often using humour as a device to break the usual formality of a theatre setting.

Jerome Bel performing Shirtology as part of the BMW Tate Live Performance Room
Jérôme Bel, Shirtology @ Tate, 2012. As part of BMW Tate Live Performance Room, Tate Modern
Photo: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson for Tate Photography


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+.


Shirtology @ Tate performed by
Frédéric Seguette

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.