Otobong Nkanga’s new performance is an examination of acts of framing. Exploring the process of live editing, the artist’s body, sliding screens, slithers of text and the camera are devices that both cut the frame and create unlikely connections.

Nkanga’s multidisciplinary practice spans drawing, photography, installation, video and performance, and focuses on the interrelation between environment, architecture and history. Recent shows and performances include Comot Your Eyes Make I Borrow You Mine, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2015), Bruises and Lustre, M HKA, Antwerp (2015)Glimmer Fragments – Symposium ‘Landing and confessions’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014), Sharjah Biennial 11, United Arab Emirates, (2013) and Across the Board: Politics of Representation, a 2012 presentation of Contained Measures in The Tanks at Tate Modern for which the artist invited the visitor to engage in a performance about the shifting states of situations and objects. She is the recipient of the 2015 Yanghyun Prize. Nkanga was born in Nigeria and lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Streamed live across the world

Performance Room is a series of performances streamed live across the world via Tate’s website and YouTube Channel. Tune in on Thursday nights at 20:00 (GMT) from 19 November – 10 December and see performances by Mary Reid Kelley, Otobong Nkanga, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Michael Smith streamed live to you. 

The global online audience is invited to join the online performance space via YouTube, and encouraged to chat with other viewers via social media channels during the performance and to put questions to the artist or curator for the live Q&A following the performance. 

Each performance is then archived and available to view online after the event. Watch Performance Room 2012Performance Room 2013, or Performance Room 2014.

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BMW Tate Live is a major partnership between Tate and BMW which focuses on performance and interdisciplinary art in the gallery and online and is curated by Catherine Wood, and Capucine Perrot.