Late at Tate Britain April explores the Ancient Egyptians's relationship with mortality and its parallels with contemporary society, inspired by Marguerite Humeau. Ancient Egyptians looked at preserving life through spirituality. In our current age, do we try to achieve this through digital formats?
The series will kick off on 6 April with an evening exploring the current Art Now installation by Marguerite Humeau. The work, entitled Echoes, is conceived as a confrontation between life and death, with the gallery transformed into part temple, part laboratory for the industrial production of an elixir for eternal life.
Reprezent Soundsystem presents: South Space Records
Room 1840 and Djanogly Café
Catch DJs CIL, 5TATIC, E.K.A Beats, +44RAPTURE and Majoriti playing a range of electronic music from ambient to house, trap to old-school UK dubstep in Room 1840. Accompanied by projections from created by ASTRO/BOY, Mononoke and Angelo.
Djanogly Cafe will play host to up-and-coming artists Lakuna, SON, YTSURK, Keash and Rizzy, playing soul, jazz, electronic and hip-hop.
South Space Records is a South London based arts collective and record label of music producers and visual artists, taking a multidisciplinary approach wherever possible and providing a platform for emerging young artists. Reprezent are the resident DJ’s for Late at Tate for 2018.
Discussion: there's nothing here
Artist and DJ Shenece Oretha (ORETHA) choreographs a live pouring out of a digital repository. This polyvocal open score explores the digital afterlife through a ceremony of voices. Produced in collaboration with London based curator-writer-artist, Tamar Clarke-Brown.
Susi Disorder, Data Redundancy in Concrete 2018
Using data retrieval, coding and installation, Susi Disorder examines the material intricacies of undead data. Will online personal data grant us a life extension through its interactive agency? If so, what kind of life will this be?
Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms, Library and Archive
Create collages exploring myth and mysticism, using the archives of artists who were inspired by these themes, such as Graham Sutherland, Ithel Colquhoun and Cecil Collins. Brought to you by Tate’s Library and Archive team.
Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. He uses technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software and free culture.
Ice Ice Baby 2016
Antonio Roberts "copied" and re-presented Vanilla Ice's 1990 song Ice Ice Baby by converting the bytes from the mp3 file into a jpg image and then sonifying resultant pixels. This act of defiance is done to bring into question the apparent harm of sharing data.
A series of portraits created to express the tiredness and fatigue of being an artist tied to technology.
Stephen Lordan, The Least Means 76423.0982 [i] 2018
Top of Manton Stairs
An experimental sound intervention from artist Stephen Lordan exploring being through ephemeral materials, wasted potential, loss and catalysis.
Digital collective Compiler present a sound installation about the hauntological potential of digital technology to trace and interrogate echoes. Using technological processes, Compiler highlight the daily life of Tate Britain. A drop in workshop will expands on these ideas and generate a group digital footprint over the evening.
A Vaporwave showreel curated by Tate Collective London exploring the microgenre of electronic music and an internet meme culture that emerged in the early 2010s. Marguerite Humeau embraces various life forms in order to highlight the relevance of all species in the circle of life. Tonight we challenge realism by introducing a heavily obscured and technology based micro genre: vaporwave.
Graham Sutherland, The Bestiary or the Procession of Orpheus
See rarely displayed work from Graham Sutherlands series The Bestiary or the Procession of Orpheus 1978–9. Find the connections between Sutherland’s surreal approach to sketching organic forms and Maguerite Humeau’s work.