Michael Landy, 'Scrapheap Services' 1995

Michael Landy
Scrapheap Services 1995
Video and mixed media
duration: 11 min., 20 sec.
Presented by the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1997© Michael Landy

This final public event in the Talks series reflects on the year’s BMW Tate Live programme. It addresses some of the central thoughts and observations emerging from the inter-disciplinary debates around the nature of the performative and live art in order to identify possible future trajectories for performance in this highly mediated digital age.

How can performative actions and events challenge the existing social and cultural histories of performance and begin to write and perform new ones? In what ways can performance act as a vehicle to connect audiences and artists around the world? In the future, what relevance does performance have?