Joëlle Tuerlinckx presents a new piece in response to Tate Moderns auditorium. The artist works with the core elements of the space – screen, projector, sound system, blinds and lighting as actors in an opera set to music, creating a choreography of the space.
Extending Tuerlinckxs explorations of the relationship between space, drawing and sculpture in her exhibition based work, for this new piece, the auditorium and its constituents, exposed for what they are, become the object of a performance. Playing with space and time; inside and outside; light and darkness; stillness and movement, Tuerlinckx maps the room, revealing its structure, composition and details, inviting the audience to look at and experience the space differently.
Joëlle Tuerlinckx lives and works in Brussels. Her practice is distinguished by its ephemeral, transient and contingent nature. Collections of objects, projections, drawings and music are often mixed with subtle alterations to the gallery space, and gestures that call attention to the time and space of the viewing experience. Her work has been presented internationally, including, most recently a travelling retrospective at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2013) and Wiels, Brussels (2012). She has also exhibited at the Reina Sofia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2009), MAMCO, Geneva (2007), The Drawing Center, New York (2006), The Power Plant, Toronto (2005), Ausstellungshalle Münster (2005), The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2003), South London Gallery (2002), documenta 11, Kassel (2002), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2001), Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (1999) and Witte de With, Rotterdam (1994).
«THAT’S IT!» + 3 free minutes
A staged lecture on a work
by Joëlle Tuerlinckx on a live soundtrack by Christoph Fink
Interpreted by Francesca Chiacchio, Juliette Thomas, Sofie Van Loo, Jacques Borzykowski, Valentijn Goethals, Christian Nagel
Voice-overs by Celia Archer, Lucy Badrocke, Alexandra Dietz, Richard Kerkhofs, Sarah Knight, Chloe Mills, Snoozie, Ive Stevenheydens, Eva Wittocx
Stage Set by Annelies Bruneel
Graphic support by Bieke Criel
Annotated by Paul Willemsen
Commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, new collaborative network for commissioning performance-related work co-founded by If I Cant Dance, Amsterdam, Playground (STUK & M), Leuven and Tate Modern, London. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
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.