A second chance to watch Nicoline van Harskamp’s performance of English Forecast’ captured live Thursday, 19 September, 2013 at Tate Modern. In English Forecast artist Nicoline van Harskamp attempts to predict the future of the English language. Van Harskamp has researched how English, one of world’s most used cross-border languages, might evolve in the future.
In the Performance Room four actors, each with a different native language, perform this possible future of English. Van Harskamp addresses the power of the spoken word, questioning the many cultural factors affecting the English language.
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
Nicoline van Harskamp (born 1975, the Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam, where she is a head lecturer at the Sandberg Fine Arts Institute. Van Harskamp’s interest in the future of the English language can also be seen in her works, New Latin and European English Exercise. Nicoline van Harskamp’s work has been staged across the world, including at Witte de With, Rotterdam and New Museum, New York. In 2009 she won the Dutch national prize for contemporary art, Prix de Rome.