Jérôme Bel – BMW Tate Live: Performance Room

Jérôme Bel’s performance of Shirtology @ Tate, captured live Thursday, 22 March, 2012 at Tate Modern. In Shirtology @ Tate one performer removes a collection of t-shirts in order to display different messages. Bel investigates the relationship between choreography, popular culture, dancer and spectator in a unique online performance.

Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived exclusively for the online space. Performances are streamed live from the Performance Room at Tate Modern and then made available to watch online after the event. Find out more about the 2012 Performance Room Series: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/bmw-tate-live-2012-performance-room

For the inaugural Performance Room Jérôme Bel has created a new performance especially for an online audience which takes a new twist on his 1997 performance Shirtology.

Jérôme Bel (b 1964, France) is a French dancer and choreographer whom is best known for his characteristic style of non-dance. This interdisciplinary choreography rejects traditional dance, instead integrating aspects of other performance arts such as theatre or video. Bel’s work often challenges performance conventions and draws upon themes of minimalism. Bel’s work has been exhibited widely, including at Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.


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