Artist Tim Etchells creates four projects that animate and explore the give and take of money and magic, labour, love, friendship and the ephemeral.
Ten Purposes are a set of instructions distributed on cards for the public to pick up and activate in Tate, private and not-so-private performances which respond to the collection.
Further Provocations is an ongoing performance manifested by Andrew Stevenson, in which a series of texts are endlessly painted, painted out and then repainted on the longest wall in Tate Exchange.
The Give & Take Talks invites a great list of speakers to make presentations and dialogues each day, all focused on some approach to or experience of ‘exchange’. With talks about economic systems, intercultural exchange, exchange between humans and animals, exchange between family members, friendship, exchange with landscape.
Three Tables is a long interactive performance in which three performers exchange stories and have other interactions with the public on topics ranging from work and money, love, friendship and ephemeral things.
About Tim Etchells
Born in 1962, Tim Etchells lives in London and Sheffield. An artist and writer whose work spans many forms and contexts, he is best known as the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment.