Tate Modern Performance

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room – Spatial Confessions

Explore ideas about personal living space as this group of strangers meet in an enclosed room

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BMW Tate Live: Performance Room - Spatial Confessions

A second chance to watch Spatial Confessions captured live on Thursday 22 May 2014 at Tate Modern

Working together with members of the public, the performance presents a close-up view of social choreography in an enclosed room. The emphasis is on reflecting upon the living conditions of the participants, who are invited because their current living space is smaller or equal to the size of the Performance Room - 9.5m x 5.5m.

The participants engage in a choreographic activity of reorganising themselves in response to personal and political questions about private living space.

As part of the four day-programme Spatial Confessions (On the question of instituting the public), Bojana Cvejić, Christine De Smedt, Marta Popivoda and Ana Vujanović address the question of publicness through a series of experiments staged within the Performance Room.


Bojana Cvejić practices critical theory in writing, teaching and dramaturgy, and performance in theatre and dance. Her work comprises performances, lectures and books in philosophy and performance studies (e.g. Choreographing Problems, Palgrave Macmillan, upcoming).

Ana Vujanović is a freelance cultural worker in the fields of contemporary performing arts and culture. She is a cofounding member of the editorial collective of TkH (Walking Theory), the Belgrade-based theoretical-artistic platform, and chief editor of TkH journal for performing arts theory. She publishes regularly in journals and collections and is author of four books, most recently Public Sphere by Performance with Bojana Cvejić (b_books: Berlin, 2012). She is currently international visiting professor at the Dpt. for Human Movement/Performance Studies, University of Hamburg.

Christine De Smedt is a dancer and performer. Her artistic practice draws upon dance, performance and choreography. From 1991 until 2012 De Smedt was a member of the ballets C de la B dance company, performing her own work since 1993. She is currently also pedagogical coordinator at the Brussels based dance school the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) .

Marta Popivoda is a filmmaker, video artist and a cultural worker. Her artistic and cultural work explore concerns with the discursive power structure of the contemporary art world as well as with the Yugoslav cultural and political sphere. Popivoda is a member of the editorial collective TkH (Walking Theory).


Spatial Confessions performed by

Bojana Atlija, Marlena Baranik, Billy Barrett, Stephanie Busson, Letitia Calin, Lieve Carchon, Ania Catherine, Samara Couri, Rose D'Agostino, Ella Fallows, Tara Fatehi Irani, Julia Frank, Claire Godsmark, Benoît  Gouttenoire, Amy Gunn, Sarah Hall-Craggs, Cherie Huang, Katsura Isobe, Daniel Izquierdo, Sylwia Janik, Erin Joelle McCurdy, Elin Meredydd, Ariadne Mikou, Antonietta Mirto, Fariha Mobin, Jennifer Morgan, Loredana Muzzi, Navina Neverla, Giselle Nirenberg, Rebecca O'Brien, Katerina Paramana, Charlotte Posner, Nicholas Quinn, Jessica Lucy Richards, Claire Ridge, Phoebe Roberts, Alicia Roy, Andrew Roy, Raphael Ruiz, Tania Soubry, Andre Neely, Mare Spanoudaki, Becky Stroud, Mathilde Svedlund, Julia Olimpia-Sykala, Eleni Maria Synodinou, Georgia Tegou, Carolina Truzzi, Becky C. Visintainer, Nik Wakefield

BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Contemporary Art and Performance, Tate and Capucine Perrot, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern.

BMW Tate Live is a partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space.

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22 May 2014 at 20.00–21.30

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