Tate Modern Workshop

Flux/Us: Be part of the art With Shape Arts

Photo: Andy Barker

Join Shape Arts and explore play, sound, and feeling in a lively Fluxus-inspired experience

Drop in and connect with art in a new and exciting way, as our disabled artists explore barriers they face, and ways in which we can remove them. Enter the casino and try your luck at a game of risk and reward in a wildly fun immersive experience. Will you win a prize and do you deserve to keep it? Encounter a soundscape from an unexpected source and think about your relationship with sound, could you draw it? Visualise your feelings when you encounter an ever-changing neon-light scale of wellness. Pore over our Zine Library by disabled artists and learn about this thriving culture, creating accessible print for everyone. Make your own lo-fi creation at one of our drop-in zine workshops and take home your own work of art.

Join us for a chance to explore your own creativity in a space where life is art and everyone is an artist.

This week-long programme of events is free, accessible and for all ages.

Crip Casino

Join us for a series of Fluxus-inspired games at the Crip Casino with Abi Palmer. Jump straight into the action with absurdist roulette, play against bizarre hacked fruit machines and marvel at the glory of the National Health Shrine (maybe make a few contributions of your own…)

Try your luck at the Crip Casino or join us on Saturday 23 March and play with artists Abi Palmer and Jackie Hagan during their immersive performance. Shine up your Rolex, come ready to win!

Abi Palmer is an interactive artist and writer, living and working in London.

Many Shapes of Volumes

Drawing on artist Seohye Lee’s experience with hearing loss and her interest in exploring ownership of sound, this interactive sound installation invites you to experience sound in a new way. The audience will be invited to listen and feel these unique soundscapes, and question their own experiences of sound. Can you draw what you hear, or feel?

Seohye Lee is a multidisciplinary artist from South Korea, living and working in Berlin.

My Body Is The House That I Live In

Reflect on ‘wellness’ with an interactive neon installation, developed from artist Romily Alice Walden’s experience of living with a chronic illness and disability.

The installation consists of 7 white neon tubes, each corresponding to a different facet of wellness. Every hour, the artist will assign each wellness category a number which will determine each tube’s brightness, creating a durational performance of sickness, moving illness out of isolation and into the public domain. Take a moment to reflect on your own wellness: what does it look like? How does it fluctuate? What will our collective wellness look like at the end of the week?

Romily Alice Walden is a transdisciplinary visual artist, based between London and Berlin.

Shape Arts Disability Zine Library

Pore over our Zine Library by disabled artists and learn about this thriving culture, creating accessible print for everyone. Make your own lo-fi creation at one of our drop-in zine workshops and take home your own work of art.

Zine Making Workshop with Mia Maxwell

23 March 12:00-18:00

Drop in to make a zine with artist Mia Maxwell and take home your own work of art. Visitors can make a zine in response to artists, works, and themes of Shape’s programme or in the Tate collection. A selection of zines from the Shape Arts zine library is on display to draw inspiration from.

Mia Maxwell is the founder, head editor and producer of FEMZINE, based in London.

Zine Making Workshop with Hamja Ahsan

24 March 12:00-18:00

Drop in to make a zine with artist and activist Hamja Ahsan and take home your own work of art.
Visitors can make a zine in response to artists, works, and themes of Shape’s programme or in the Tate collection. A selection of zines from the Shape Arts zine library is on display to draw inspiration from.

Hamja Ahsan is an artist, writer, activist and curator based in London.

About Shape Arts

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

21–24 March 2019

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Fluxus

Fluxus is an international avant-garde collective or network of artists and composers founded in the1960s and still continuing today

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Joseph Beuys Fluxus-Name List

1963
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