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Ten Days Six Nights

BMW Tate Live Exhibition presents Ten Days Six Nights, an immersive experience

Ten Days Six Nights

BMW Tate Live Exhibition presents Ten Days Six Nights, an immersive experience

The Tate Modern presents the Ten Days Six Nights Exhibit, showcasing new and accomplished artist collaborations in an immersive concrete den, named ‘The Switch’. The concept behind the show invites the public to be interactive with their environment; art should no longer be seen as an object, and instead an experience which involves the audience and immerses them using sight, scent and touch.

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Sensory Spaces

The exhibitors developed work involving live experiments with performance art, laser lights and technology. Dominican Republic artist Isabel Lewis, located in the East Tank, filled the space with living plants of all types hanging from tall rods. Performance artists were placed around the floor swooping and crawling slowly throughout the space. The movement of the performers represents the artists’ spiritual connection and nature towards the plant sculptures. This exhibition is scheduled to change periodically, with opportunities for the public to participate in the dancing.

Ten Day Six Nights Press Image, TM Tanks, March 2017

Image: Tate Photography

The South Tank is a continually changing space hosted by multi-disciplinary artists using music, film and lighting as their material. The space gives the artists’ freedom to follow the logic of their work. Each individual’s installation draws on concepts such as sonic environments, trance music, and exploring the body as a container of energy. The technology used is different for each artist including, light spectrums, echoing nightlife and projection, creating a full sphere of sound technology. The ever-changing schedule for the South Tank represents the curators’ initial idea that film is alive and forever changing.

Ten Day Six Nights Press Image, TM Tanks, March 2017

Image: Tate Photography

The Fog Barometer

Visitors of the gallery are also invited to explore the subversive fog sculpture situated outdoors on the south terrace, by Fujiko Nakaya. The live experiment invites you to engage with the endless fog. Its purpose is to be playful as people interact with it using their natural intuition, connecting with a child-like energy. The fog’s changing behaviour reacts to the surrounding environment, as the fog sculpture acts as a barometer reading shifts in atmospheric conditions.

Ten Days Six Nights Press Image, TM Tanks, March 2017, 23.03.2017

Image: Tate Photography

Nakaya spoke of her work saying, “Nature Controls itself, I try to let nature speak”. This is portraying the connection with nature Nakaya aimed to play with, and the overarching theme of the fluid exhibit.

10D6N 5The exhibition is open 24th March to 2nd April including a night time and daytime schedule, for full details visit the Tate website.

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