Tate Modern Performance

Carlos Motta and Matthias Sperling: The Movers The Tanks at Tate Modern

The Movers is a performance conceived in collaboration between Carlos Motta and choreographer Matthias Sperling. The work attends to movement as a means of exploring the connections between collective politics and a sense of the individual. Based on a choreographic score of performative tasks that engage thirteen performers in individual decision-making processes, The Movers abstractly asks how self-determination is both a deeply personal project and continuously negotiated in relation to others.

Performers: Ingo Andersson - Wotever World, Jason Barker, Dan Daw, Simon Foxall, Fred Gehrig, Nia Hughes, Helka Kaski, Huai-Chih Liang, Vicky Malin, Malinda Mukuma, Carlos Maria Romero, Mickel Smithen & Ebony Rose Dark

The Movers is part of Gender Talents, a Creative Capital Project

Carlos Motta’s (Colombia, born 1978) work has been presented internationally in venues such as The New Museum, Guggenheim Museum and MoMA/PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York; X Biennale de Lyon; Serralves Museum, Porto, among others. He was awarded the 2012 Creative Capital Grant in support of Gender Talents.

Choreographer and performer Matthias Sperling is an Associate Artist with Dance4 and winner of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award. His commissions have included Diplomacy (Dance Umbrella London, 2009), Duet, Duet (Southbank Centre, 2010) and Walking Piece (Siobhan Davies Dance 2012). He has also presented his work at Victoria Miro, Ikon, Hayward and Whitechapel galleries.

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2 February 2013 at 16.30–16.30