Tate Liverpool Workshop

The Venice Vending Machine

How do you value art?

Join artist Marina Moreno in Tate Exchange to take your turn on The Venice Vending Machine. Containing miniature artworks produced by artists from all over the world, exchange your thoughts and opinions on art for a randomly selected art-object.

The Venice Vending Machine, conceived by Marina Moreno and produced by ARTEMOTION, is a travelling participatory performance and installation that invites artists to support each other whilst interacting with the public. The work produced and encapsulated within the machine responds to social and political themes reflecting both local and global issues.

Alongside the opportunity for exchange, this week-long project will host a series of workshops, performances, installations with daily talks from artists, academics and curators in relation to the ideas of production. Questioning what is the value of art, conversations will focus on consumerism, the collection of art, the process of art-marking and the democratisation of curatorial practice.

In Tate Exchange’s year of production, The Venice Vending Machine invites you to journey through the seen and the unseen; to encounter the synergy between the invisible concept of ideas and the visible outcome of objects.

SCHEDULE

Venice Vending Machine, 12.00 – 13.30 every day

Artist Skype Talks, 14.00 – 14.30 every day

Tuesday 31 July

Random Motives, 11.30 – 13.00, Clore Learning Studio

Pick up an instrument or sing a few notes at this drop-in music workshop led by US artist and musician, Michael Meldru. All of the sound created will be mixed together to create a collaborative composition which will then be performed in Tate Exchange on Sunday 5 August.

Blind Date Poetry with Marina Moreno, 15.00 – 17.00, Tate Exchange

Exchange your creativity and build a poem with someone new. Discover the space and synergy between the meeting of two people through a common dialogue. Participants will work blind-folded as they write their poetic creation together.

Wednesday 1 August

Random Motives, 11.30 – 13.00, Clore Learning Studio

Pick up an instrument or sing a few notes at this drop-in music workshop led by Michael Meldru. All of the sound created will be mixed together to create a collaborative composition which will then be performed in Tate Exchange on Sunday 5 August.

Sit Down and Dance with Marina Moreno, 15.00 – 17.00, Tate Exchange

Be inspired by artworks from Tate’s collection and create a small dance through gesture and everyday movements. Turn the wheel of the Venice Vending Machine and receive 3 lucky dips for inspiration. Dances will be performed mostly whilst sat down but participants are welcome to get up at times if they wish. There will be a selection of music available to create your dance or please feel welcome to bring along your own favourite song!

Thursday 2 August

Random Motives, 11.30 – 13.00, Clore Learning Studio

Pick up an instrument or sing a few notes at this drop-in music workshop led by Michael Meldru. All of the sound created will be mixed together to create a collaborative composition which will then be performed in Tate Exchange on Sunday 5 August.

Ekphrasis, 15.00 – 17.00, Tate Exchange

Join artist and poet Susan Comer for an ekphrastic poetry workshop. Using the Tate collection as inspiration, create your own poems in response to themes, visuals and questions raised by the artworks on display.

Friday 3 August

Random Motives, 11.30 – 13.00, Clore Learning Studio

Pick up an instrument or sing a few notes at this drop-in music workshop led by Michael Meldru. All of the sound created will be mixed together to create a collaborative composition which will then be performed in Tate Exchange on Sunday 5 August.

How Does Language Sustain You? 15.00 – 17.00, Tate Exchange

Join artist and educator Margit Hideg an artist originally from Hungary based in Canada for a conversation about co-creation and language. Together, you will explore the connections between aboriginal languages and how history has inherently shaped the languages used today.

Saturday 4 August

Random Motives, 11.30 – 13.00, Clore Learning Studio

Pick up an instrument or sing a few notes at this drop-in music workshop led by Michael Meldru. All of the sound created will be mixed together to create a collaborative composition which will then be performed in Tate Exchange on Sunday 5 August.

The Structure of Curatorial Revolutions, 15.00-17.00, Tate Exchange

Join writer, curator and theorist Camilla Boemio and artist David Goldenberg for a discussion on curatorial methodologies. Camilla will speak about her own curatorial practice as well as new methods and artistic practices. David will look at artworks that involve audience participation and question how they are displayed and ‘activated’ in gallery contexts. Both talks will be followed by an open discussion.

Sunday 5 August

Random Motives Playback, 11.30 – 12.00, Tate Exchange

Listen back to the collaborative composition created throughout the week with musician Michael Meldru. This performance will be the culmination of participant recordings gathered between 31 July – 3 August.

Fashion Victim, 14.00 – 14.45, Tate Exchange

Critically observing Tate Exchange’s theme of ‘production’ whilst addressing issues connecting to labour and wage, artist Marina Moreno will begin her performance in front of the Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Venus of the Rags. Comical and political, this performance will roam around the galleries and culminate in Tate Exchange.

This week of activities has been programmed by Marina Moreno, a Tate Exchange Associate, in association with Artemotion.

Marina Moreno is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice often is concerned with political and social queries. Described as an eclectic artist she refuses to fix her practice in any single media. Collaboration and sharing ideas with others constitute a big part of her research and her practice that can be performative, through a mixture of performance and installation she engages participation during its realisation.

Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Dates

Daily at 11.00–17.00

30 July – 5 August 2018