An excerpt from the KREIDER + O'LEARY work LIGHT VESSEL AUTOMATIC for Performing Architecture at Tate Britain, February 2012.
This video traces the birth of the Tate Britain site through differing forms of representation, from the geological birth of its site as an Eyot at the fork of the now buried river Tyburn, to the site of panoptic surveillance systems of Millbank Penitentiary, to National Gallery of Art. Tate Britain is a richly adorned vessel of knowledge, literally scarred and marked by its own history. It is currently undergoing further phases of transformation.
For ‘Performing Architecture’ Kreider & O’Leary conduct a guided tour ‘en-promenade’ exploring specific details of the building fabric. With archaeological levels of detail, they use images, video and architectural elements to explore the site as the fulcrum for a number of inter-related systems, whether spatial, historical, social or artistic. These systems reveal a series of interlocking narrative threads that coalesce around the site, entangling its history and forming a foundational mesh for its future potential.
Curated by Marianne Mulvey.
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