Tate Modern- The Tanks
Visited with college on the 11th Sept
( Below are brief overviews about what i wrote in my sketchbook about each ‘tank’)
Haegue Yang- Vechiles made built into frames made from blinds moved around the space freely in a random pattern. Within the space was also a drum and microphone in which the visitors were encouraged to play on either, making it an interactive piece. You were also allowed to move freely round the space, lights reacted to the beats made on the drums and mic. Was really cool to become part of the artwork.
Lis Rhodes- A dark room filled with two projectors facing one another showing blank rolls of tape, due to them facing one another a beam of light filled the centre of the space. You could walk into the light for your image to be projected onto the walls, moving further and nearer to one of the projectors. Growing or shrinking either way. Background sound was the sound of the tape passing through the projectors. Loved being engulfed by the beam of light, was really surreal and rather beautiful. Another interactive piece.
Suzanne Lacy- Red room talking about death and growing old… Elderly women discussing their views on the matter. Was reassuring to hear some of my own views on the subject being convey by others. Compared to the other two rooms this piece was alot more thoughtful, a reflective piece. Whereas the other rooms were light and fun.
Interactive piece- People copying movements in a random un choreographed fashion. Some people would break away from the group and sit and talk to you without introducing themselves or about the piece. They would just launch into a story about there lives and after ask you about….Loved the interaction of the piece but frustrated by not understanding it. Felt like i was part of a social experiment viewing how people react and relate to each other.