Active Sculpture

FullSizeRender-21BMW Tate Live: Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus

Why are people lying on the floor? That was my immediate reaction when I saw a group of people lying on the floor of The Switch House at the new Tate Modern. People were walking around them, over them and just staring at them. I eventually discovered this was a performance piece by Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus, part of the BMW Tate Live Project. The project consists of five performers who act out works from Tate’s Collection. When the performers laid on the floor, they were acting out Doris Salcedo’s 2007 installation in Turbine Hall, Shibboleth I. When all of the performers stood in a line they represented Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe. To find out performance times check out the link below!

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/performance/new-tate-modern-opening-weekend/alexandra-pirici-and-manuel-pelmus

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