Tate Modern Performance

Days of Action: Warren & Mosley With Spike Island

‘Dissensual Operators’ Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley 2018, copyright the artists

‘Dissensual Operators’ Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley 2018, copyright the artists

Explore the architecture of Tate Modern in new ways, through movement and voice

Join artists Warren and Mosley of Spike Associates in two collective actions from a new series of works called ‘Days of Action.’ Facilitated by artist/activist Hannah Davey (Liberate Tate/Greenpeace), ‘Solidarity Line’ and ‘What is the Building Calling For?’ use tools of civic resistance to explore the power of collective action and the architecture of Tate Modern. How does it affect our behaviour, and how can it be a force for social possibility?

‘Solidarity Line’ creates a moving 'border' of human bodies that navigates its way through Tate Modern. ‘What is the Building Calling for?’ uses the ‘People’s Microphone’ -- a technique of amplifying a speaker’s voice by repeating the words through other voices at the limit of earshot -- to explore the building and address it directly.

Call-outs and instructions for each action can be found here: Solidarity Line and What is the Building Calling For?

The first session will be open to all, with following sessions open to the public to observe. Join us on the final day for a discussion led by Dr Bernadette Buckley, Convenor of MA Art and Politics at Goldsmiths. Everyone is welcome.

1 December

13.30 -17.00 - ‘Solidarity Line’ and ‘What is the Building Calling For?’

5 December

13.30 -17.00 - ‘Solidarity Line’ and ‘What is the Building Calling For?’ with Tate Staff and Tate Neighbours.

8 December

13.00 -16.00 - ‘Solidarity Line’ and ‘What is the Building Calling For?’ with students from Bristol UWE, Goldsmiths, University College London, Architectural Association, and Royal College of Art.

16.00 -17.30 - Open discussion at Tate Exchange with all participants facilitated by Dr. Bernadette Buckley.

Please note that each session will begin at Tate Exchange before moving through the Blavatnik Building.

About Warren & Mosley

Sophie Warren (artist) and Jonathan Mosley (artist and Associate Professor of Architecture at Bristol UWE) have been collaborating since 2000. Their work generates new and found architectural spaces as settings for occupation and negotiation by participants. These settings explore the nature of collectivity, creating modes of co-habitation between bodies, objects and architecture that are discursive, restless, playful and rogue. Their installations, events and texts have been commissioned by museums, galleries and research organisations around the world.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Each activity will begin in on Level 5, Blavatnik Building, and will move throughout the building

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


1 December 2018 at 13.30–17.00

5 December 2018 at 13.30–17.00

8 December 2018 at 13.00–16.00

8 December 2018 at 16.00–17.30