Tate Modern Workshop

Gestures of Repair

Kader Attia chaos + repair = universe, 2014, Sculpture, mirror fragments, metal wires © Axel Schneider

Explore the meaning of ‘repair’ through dance, performance, discussion and sculpture

Join artist Kader Attia, scientist and dancer Nicola Clayton and artist and dancer Clive Wilkins for a series of collaborative workshops.

Kader Attia is a French-Algerian artist now working in Berlin. He uses the experiences of living in multiple countries as a starting point to develop a dynamic practice that reflects on aesthetics and ethics of different cultures. For several years, his research has focussed on the concept of repair, as a constant in human nature, of which the modern Western mind and the traditional extra-occidental thought have always had opposing visions. From culture to nature, gender to architecture, and science to philosophy, all systems of life are an infinite process of repair.

Nicola Clayton is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Clive Wilkins is Artist in Residence in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

Photo Glenn Michael Harper

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Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

12–13 November 2016

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