Late at Tate’s MADE UP Mix : 25 September 2008
18:00 – 21:00
Eclectic Sights, Sounds and Sensations at Tate Liverpool
Celebrate the opening of the Liverpool Biennial with a special night of imagination and improvisation. In the month of September Late at Tate presents MADE UP Mix, an evening of musical delights and new work from leading international artists. MADE UP Mix gives visitors the opportunity to experience an exhilarating improvised performance by Bob and Roberta Smith’s Apathy Band (where members of the public are invited to take part), a revealing tour by Tate Liverpool’s MADE UP curator and a documentary screening featuring Biennial artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. Chibuku DJ Phil Charnock will be warming up the foyer from 18.00, followed by a performance by avant-garde Leeds band, Die Plankton. Fusing human beat-boxing, improvised instruments, hip-hop loops and experimental ukulele, this is a rare opportunity to witness the enigmatic music collective at their finest in what is set to be a fantastic night out for music and art lovers alike.
The artist Patrick Brill, better known by his pseudonym Bob and Roberta Smith, joins Late at Tate with his Apathy Band for an invigorating performance, inviting visitors to join in with their own instruments or simply watch and enjoy. The improvised collaboration between Bob and Roberta Smith and Leonardo Ulian, who fuses his passions for art, electronics and music by making his own instruments, playing with toys and modifying old electronic equipment, will create joyous sounds to accompany a full reading of Hijack Reality new book by the artist. Bob and Roberta Smith will be available before the performance to sign copies of Make Your Own Damn Art: Bob and Roberta Smith and Art U Need: My Part in the Public Art Revolution in Tate Liverpool’s bookshop.
Citing influences such as Hitchcock, Mamet and Flaubert, Biennial artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler have presented The Year without a Summer (2008)¸ a new work specially commissioned for Tate Liverpool. To celebrate these artists, Late at Tate will be screening an episode of American contemporary art series Art: 21–Art in the Twenty-First Century, featuring intimate footage of the artists in discussions about their inspiration and the challenges they face when achieving their artistic visions.
Tate Liverpool curator Laurence Sillars leads Between the Real, an intriguing exhibition tour revealing the thinking behind his interpretation on the theme MADE UP. Here the Tate Liverpool curator speaks about the exciting process of working with renowned contemporary artists such as Rodney Graham, David Altmejd and Omer Fast. Between the Real runs from 18.00 – 19.30 and tickets cost £7 and £5.50 (concessions) including free entry into the exhibition. To book tickets for Late at Tate events contact Tate Liverpool on 0151 702 7400.
18.00 – 19.30 | Laurence Sillars: Between the Real – 1st & 4th Floor Galleries
19.00 – 20.00 | Die Plankton – Foyer
19.30 – 20.30 | Art: 21 Screening – Hubbard and Birchler – Auditorium
20.00 – 21.00 | Bob and Roberta Smith’s Apathy Band – Foyer