Posted by: trailerpilot | 03:21::2012

Jérôme Bel kicks off BMW Tate Live: Performance Room series

Jérôme Bel  Shirtology 1997 © Jérôme Bel | photo Herman Sorgeloos

Jérôme Bel, Shirtology. © 1997 Jérôme Bel. Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

When it comes to performance, it can seem as if the classical arts get all of the live-broadcast love. Tickets to Bolshoi ballets and Met operas can be had nearly as easily these days as entry to matinée screenings of The Hunger Games. Tuning into the contemporary outside of your own ZIP code? That tends to require more initiative.

The Tate in London offers a rebuttal beginning tomorrow, when its “Performance Room” series opens a four-year focus on “performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space.” Kathy Noble and Catherine Wood are the forces behind the program, called BMW Tate Live, followable late-monthlyish via Facebook, YouTube, and on Twitter using the hashtag #BMWTateLive.

French choreographer Jérôme Bel is first up on March 22, riffing on his 1997 work Shirtology within the parameters of the Room. Subsequent BTLers confirmed to date include Pablo Bronstein (April 26), Emily Roysdon (May 31) and Harrell Fletcher (June 28).

Each event goes down at 20:00 GMT (2pm CST). Get involved, lest the 19th century get all the fun in the 21st.



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