A perfect opportunity to enjoy Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings, special performances, music and films.
Unique collaborative performances by invited artist Jonathan Baldock and artist/choreographer Florence Peake. Featuring sculptures on wheels and dancers, Peake and Baldock will bring sound and movement to the galleries in this one off event.
An evening of music, along with cocktails from the café, will bring the galleries alive.
Florence Peake and Jonathan Baldock Judder Shudder (2018)
Playing with the duality and mirroring of internal and external worlds the evening starts off in the Virginia Woolf rooms with a solo performance by Florence Peake who starts a quivering movement propelled by private internal images and a relationship to weight into the ground. An intensely focused practice that is pushed into public display – an internal tremor externalised. This shaking sets off a ripple effect that spills into the viewing gallery where costume and sculpture become animated through choreographed movement and sounds. Inspired by the theatricality of Barbara Hepworth’s wheeled plinths in her studio at the Palais de Danse the performance blurs sculpture, costume and performer to create an act of absurd ritualism, at once humorous and tense, light and dark. This tide builds momentum to the final act with a group ensemble. Gathering all the performers to a juddering finale of bold physical encounters.
18.30 event starts
Themed music in the café, drinks and tapas available.
In the Clore Sky Studio:
Rachael Jones Weaving Witches and Women of Penryn, 2018
Frances Scott Diviner, 2017
Anna Lucas and Alice Walton Untitled (Eternal, Pas de deux, Plie), 2018
The film programme for Late at Tate is in response to the current Virginia Woolf exhibition and Judder Shudder – the performances by Jonathan Baldock and Florence Peake taking place on the night. It brings together themes of women in the landscape, performance, textiles and the body, myths and tall tales.
In the St Ives Studio: Archive footage of performances throughout the night
Throughout the night - Florence Peake undertakes a solo performance in the Virginia Woolf exhibition, followed by a costumed performance with choreographed performers in and around Jonathan Baldock’s wheeled sculptures in the Modern Art and St Ives display, with a finale with all performers in the loggia space in the main gallery entrance.
The Wallpaper Caper for everyone throughout the evening in the Foyle Studio. Have fun designing and printing your own wonderful wallpaper, inspired by our Virginia Woolf exhibition. Get designing, get printing and then get sticking it up in our studio to make a fantastic room of our own.