LONDON, 1-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — This summer Tate Modern will present the Turbine Festival, an exciting audio-visual feast of music, performance, installations and activities, free to all and sponsored by Hyundai Motor. On 25 July, Tate’s Turbine Hall will become an alternative city for the day in a celebration of culture for everyone. Visitors will be able to enjoy an alternative hair salon, make their own drinks at a pop up juice bar and much more. A variety of performances and music will be live on stage throughout the day including Grime/HipHop/AfroPop artist Afrikan Boy and poet Jacob Sam-La Rose.
As part of the event, Tate Modern will also host an exciting programme of bite-sized short films in collaboration with London Short Film Festival and a series of interactive workshops including beatboxing, poetry and crafting. Visitors can also contribute to the special project My Culture Museum by submitting photographs or bringing objects on the day to be archived and curated for the Festival. The public will be able to submit images via social media from today which will be displayed as part of the event.
Everyone will be invited to interact with specially commissioned installations, including sound artist Yuri Suzuki’s pop-up record shop where visitors can create their own designs for vinyl record sleeves, and a London bus built specially on the day by artist John Costi. One of the inspirations behind the Turbine Festival is the work of artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006), the renowned South Korean artist widely considered to be a pioneering figure of multimedia art.
Other highlights include:
- Felix’s Machines who will transform live music and sound into a three-dimensional visual show in the Turbine Hall
- A unique performance by Juneau Projects which will use hand-built electronic instruments made from perspex, arcade machine buttons and drum triggers
- A live performance by London-based producer Throwing Shade, whose music mixes seductive downbeat pop, pulsing club and contemporary leftfield electronic music
- Hunt & Darton Café, a fully functioning cafe that blends art, performance and great food
- A workshop and performance by beatbox champion Hobbit
- A visual-sonic performance of spoken words and recordings by project team MISSION // MISPLACED MEMORY with contributions throughout the day from members of the public
- A roaming performance in the Turbine Hall by satirical arts organisation Disabled Avant Garde
Notes to Editor
Saturday 25 July 2015, 12.30 – 21.30
Sponsored by Hyundai
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
Further information about Hyundai Motor Art Project and its various activities is available at http://brand.hyundai.com
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