Behind The Scenes

Conserving Tony Conrad

Join Tate researchers, conservators and curators as they attempt to conserve and recreate a complex performance artwork

Join members of Tate’s Time-Based Media Conservation team, curators and researchers from Tate’s Reshaping the Collectible research team as they attempt to conserve and re-stage avant-garde artist Tony Conrad's Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain, a performance artwork comprising of 16mm film, projectors, and several musical instruments.

Tony Conrad is no longer alive, and the artwork didn’t have a written score for future performances. The Reshaping the Collectible project team brought together past performers of the artwork and a new set of performers to produce a new score, as well as working together to re-perform 10 Years Alive On The Infinite Plain at Tate Liverpool as part of the annual LightNight festival in May 2019.

Support for the creation of this film was provided by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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