Michael Smith is a video, performance and installation artist known for his eponymous personae, Mike, the hopeful innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions outside his grasp, and Baby Ikki, the melancholic toddler who is distracted by anything in his line of vision. For years both characters have been convenient narrative vehicles for Smith to engage tragicomic aspects of contemporary culture.
The performance is followed by a Q&A with the curator Catherine Wood including questions and comments from the audience received via Tate’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook profiles.
Live streamed from Tate Modern, Thursday 10 December 2015, 20.00 GMT exclusively to audiences online.
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Performance Room is a series of performances commissioned and conceived using online space as its primary medium. The performances themselves take place at Tate Modern in London but are filmed and broadcast live via YouTube to be experienced by an audience worldwide.
BMW Tate Live is curated by Catherine Wood, Curator, Tate and Capucine Perrot, Tate Modern.