Come down to Late at Tate: Mantra for a free evening of DJs, installations, spoken word, live music and performance curated by Tate Collective London in response to the painting Veil by Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary. Exploring themes of mantra, meditation and the self and perception in the artwork, you’re invited to question reality, to think about how we perceive ourselves and the world we live in.
The evening kicks off with music from a range of backgrounds and influences, BBC AZN Network will fill the galleries with Bollywood, grime and world club sounds from DJ’s Manara, Sweyn Jupiter and 2shin, and hear a live set from Sarathy Korwar, who fuses East African, Sufi and Sidi folk music with jazz and electronica.
See a new digital commission from California-based social media artist Michelle Bisaillon, and drop into the digital selfie playground to play with perception and reflect on the body in new ways. Catch a three-hour performance building to an dramatic finale from Theo Adams Company; a London based collective of artists, dancers, musicians, actors and singers from across the globe. Celebrated south London poet Caleb Femi will perform works created in response to the artwork itself.
Take part in fashion designer Sadie Clayton’s pop-up photo booth with sculptural fashion accessories, challenging perceptions of the body, and add your own personal mantra to a large scale participatory mural. Visualise your own personal mantra with artist Lakwena using mirrored geometric shapes in place of repeated words to collectively creating a shimmering mural across the floor of the Duveen Galleries.
See the work
All events are drop-in and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Late at Tate Britain: Mantra is curated by young people from Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London are part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.