A second chance to watch Meiro Koizumi’s performance of The Birth of Tragedy captured live Thursday, 13 June, 2013 at Tate Modern. nFor the Performance Room, Meiro Koizumi has adapted his 2012 video It’s a Comedy, which blurs the lines between comedy and cruelty. The Birth Of Tragedy is a unique online performance in which a performer reads from The Anti-Christ by Friedrich Nietzsche whilst five other performers are invited to intervene.
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 2013 Performance Room Series: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/bmw-tate-live-2013-performance-room
Meiro Koizumi (b. 1976, Gunma, Japan) lives and works in Yokohama. Koizumi’s practice combines video work with collage and drawing, often constructing scenarios which build up to a situation becoming out of control, breaking or distorting social rules. Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), Art Space, Sydney (2011) and the Mori Museum, Tokyo (2009). He has participated in numerous group shows such as Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev (2012), Hara Museum, Tokyo (2011), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Media City Seoul (2010), and Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010).