Thursday, 31 January 2013

Tate Britain: Kreider + O'Leary LIGHT VESSEL AUTOMATIC



Kreider + O'Leary
LIGHT VESSEL AUTOMATIC

Tate Britain is a richly adorned vessel of knowledge, literally scarred and marked by its own history. From its geological birth as an Eyot at the fork of the river Tyburn, to locus of panoptic surveillance systems of the Millbank Penitentiary, to National Gallery of Art, it continues to undergo further phases of transformation.

For ‘Performing Architecture’ Kreider & O’Leary conduct a guided tour ‘en-promenade’ exploring specific details of the building fabric.  With archaeological levels of detail, they use images, video and architectural elements to explore the site as the fulcrum for a number of inter-related systems, whether spatial, historical, social or artistic.  These systems reveal a series of interlocking narrative threads that coalesce around the site, entangling its history and forming a foundational mesh for its future potential.


PERFORMING ARCHITECTURE / TATE BRITAIN / FEB 1, 2013 / 6-10PM
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/music-and-live-performance/late-tate-britain-february-2013

Kreider + O'Leary - www.kreider-oleary.net
Alex Sweder - http://www.alexschweder.com
Lamis Bayer - http://specialez.fr
Emptyset - http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2012/sounding-space/sounding-space-emptyset
Film Programme by the Architecture Foundation - http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/

With thanks to Caruso St John Architects

Curated by Marianne Mulvey. Curators Blog - http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/blogs/performing-architecture-late-tate-kreider-oleary