Tate Modern Performance

BMW Tate Live: David Lamelas Time

David Lamelas, ‘Time’ 1970
David Lamelas, Time 1970. Tate. © David Lamelas

Join a participatory performance exploring time

David Lamelas’ work begins when the first designated person tells the time to the person beside them. That person ‘receives’ the time and ‘holds on to it’ before announcing it to the next participant in the line. The performance continues until the time reaches the last person in the line who announces it ‘to the world.’

Members of the public are invited to participate and contribute to the overall manifestation of the performance. The everyday action of telling another person the time is transformed into a systematic relay to emphasise that we all share one single time of the present.

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This performance is part of the opening weekend for the new Tate Modern, brought to you by Uniqlo.

Tate Modern

Turbine Hall

London SE1 9TG
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17 June – 3 July 2016

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