Tate – 5th Floor Events

imageThe Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space. 16 December 2008 – 1 February 2009.
What’s on ‘The Fifth Floor’
Event Listings for MONDAY 12 January – Sunday 25 January 2009
Free Admission to all events

Tuesday 13 January
Meet the Artist: Nina Edge | 16.00 – 17.00
Nina Edge is a Liverpool artist renowned for her projects involving local communities and the debate around regeneration. For The Fifth Floor she has devised a board game entitled 5D Everything and visitors are invited to play it in the gallery. Meet the artist and find out more about her work in the tenantspin Studio.

Wednesday 14 January
tenantspin in Residence | 12.00 – 13.30
tenantspin have built a television studio in the gallery where everything is filmed and broadcast online on www.tenantspinontour.com. With a different theme each day, visitors are invited to join the audience, take part in discussions and help the crew with the broadcast. Today is Cognitive Maps Day.

Tate Talk | 11.00 – 11.30
Join us for a free introductory talk on The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space. Great for people who would like to learn more about the exhibition. There is no need to book, just drop in.

Thursday 15 January
tenantspin in Residence | 12.00 – 13.30
tenantspin have built a television studio in the gallery where everything is filmed and broadcast online on www.tenantspinontour.com. With a different theme each day, visitors are invited to join the audience, take part in discussions and help the crew with the broadcast. ‘Merseyside in words and text’ is today’s theme – tenentspin will explore how Liverpool in represented in books and text.

Meet the Artist: Rineke Djikstra | 16.00 – 17.00
Rineke Dijkstra has a longstanding passion for Liverpool and has set up a fully functioning photographic studio in the gallery so you can see her creating a series of photography and video works with Liverpool high school pupils and local night clubbers. Meet the artist and find out more about her work in the tenantspin Studio.

Saturday 17 January
Tate Talk | 11.00 – 11.30
Join us for a free introductory talk on The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space. Great for people who would like to learn more about the exhibition. There is no need to book, just drop in.

The Immaculate Conception: a performance by Foreign Investment  | 15.00 -17.00
Tate Liverpool’s specially invited tea party guests will debate questions of science and ethics. Subjects such as ‘designer babies’, ‘the big bang’, ‘gene technology’, creation ‘eugenics’ and ‘hospital hygiene’ will be debated by priests, scientists, doctors, bankers, artists and mathematicians. See our guests eat, drink and provide challenging debate.

Sunday 18 January
BYO (Bring Your Own) Art Day | 10.00 – 17.00
BYO Picnic | 12.00 – 14.00
Tate Liverpool invites members of the public to exhibit their work in Tate for a day. Whether it is a painting, drawing, sculpture or a found object, see the work displayed in the International Festival events space in the Fifth Floor. All works will be submitted and hung by 12.00. The opening party (BYO Picnic) will run from 12.00 to 14.00 bring snacks and enjoy the BYO Art Day exhibition.

Town Crier | 12.00 – 14.00
The Town Crier will be reading excerpts from the community blog in the gallery and on the Albert Dock. To visit the blog go to www.oyezoyezoyezoyez.blogspot.com

Travelling to Xijing | Performances at 15.00 and 16.00
Puppet theatre performances featuring artist group Xijing Men, DNA-Dynamic New Animation and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Youth Theatre.

Tuesday 20 January
tenantspin in Residence | 12.00 – 13.30
tenantspin have built a television studio in the gallery where everything is filmed and broadcast online on www.tenantspinontour.com. With a different theme each day, visitors are invited to join the audience, take part in discussions and help the crew with the broadcast. ‘What is the price of poverty?’ is the theme for todays broadcast, featuring discussion and performance based around western notions of poverty and the effect this has had on community and city throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Wednesday 21 January
tenantspin in Residence | 12.00 – 13.30
tenantspin have built a television studio in the gallery where everything is filmed and broadcast online on www.tenantspinontour.com. With a different theme each day, visitors are invited to join the audience, take part in discussions and help the crew with the broadcast. Today’s focus is on Liverpool as represented through film.

Tate Talk | 11.00 – 11.30
Join us for a free introductory talk on The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space. Great for people who would like to learn more about the exhibition. There is no need to book, just drop in.

Thursday 22 January
tenantspin in Residence | 12.00 – 13.30
tenantspin have built a television studio in the gallery where everything is filmed and broadcast online on www.tenantspinontour.com. With a different theme each day, visitors are invited to join the audience, take part in discussions and help the crew with the broadcast. Todays broadcast is titled ‘Darkness Falls…The Night-Time Culture of a Port City’.

Meet the Artists: Tor Lindstrand and Marten Spangberg (International Festival)| 16.00 – 17.00
Swedish artists’ group International Festival set up a flexible ‘film-sets’ to host performances, activities and gatherings. Their space enables the galleries to be used in radical new ways by providing a social space in the centre of the exhibition. Meet the artists and find out more about their work in the tenantspin Studio.

Friday 23 January
Animal Utopia | 16.00 – 17.30
Watch the magical play ‘Animal Utopia’ in the International Festival Space, and enjoy a totally shared world of peace, harmony, love and humour.

Saturday 24 January
Tate Talk | 11.00 – 11.30
Join us for a free introductory talk on The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space. Great for people who would like to learn more about the exhibition. There is no need to book, just drop in.

Taking the Floor: International Festival | 14.00-17.50
International Festival presents a special collaboration between architecture students from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, the Liverpool School of Architecture, CAVA, the University of Liverpool and students of choreography (Stockholm). Students will present work which considers the relationship between architecture and performance in the International Festival events space.

Sunday 25 January
Town Crier | 12.00 – 14.00
The Town Crier will be reading excerpts from the community blog in the gallery and on the Albert Dock. To visit the blog go to www.oyezoyezoyezoyez.blogspot.com

The Dance Off | 14.00 – 16.00
Orrel Park over-50s group have been working with young people from Croxteth Gems, mixing tunes from the past eight decades. Young Tate will be Djing during the dance off and invite you to join them for a boogie through the ages.

Travelling to Xijing | Performances at 15.00 and 16.00
Puppet theatre performances featuring artist group Xijing Men, DNA-Dynamic New Animation and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Youth Theatre.

Neon Poetry Highway Magazine presents: CRUNCH – Writings from The Fifth Floor | 16.30 – 17.50
Jane Marsh (Editor of Neon Highway) and The Public Service Announcer (played by Alice Lenkiewicz and Nigel Harrison) will recite poetry influenced by the Wall Street Crash of 1929 – m performance will take place in the International Festival events space.

Tuesday 16 December 2008 – Wednesday 14 January 2009
Schools Exhibition: Your World, Today, Tomorrow | Tate Liverpool Education Studio
Schools from across the region have been asked to submit artwork that responds to questions posed by artist Dan Perjovschi: What is good and bad about the world today? How will the world look in the year 3000? 20 schools have taken part, including The Alsop High School, Liverpool; Archbishop Blanch C.E. High School, Liverpool; Wood Fold Primary School, Wigan and Alt Bridge Secondary Support Centre, Knowsley. See the results in the Tate Liverpool education studio.

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