Materials Library presents... Tate Modern's Rehang
A series four performative investigations highlighting the science and materiality behind some of the works of art in Tate Modern's re-hung collection. Taking each gallery space in turn as provocation for investigation, this is your chance to have a tactile encounter with the stuff of art.
Each event will begin outside the gallery once the museum is shut to the public at 6.30 pm. You will have the opportunity to be alone in the gallery and examine pieces from the Materials Library collection juxtaposed with the works of art. No more 'please do not touch'; Materials Library invites you to explore and question the scientific, cultural and sensual nature of materials in relation to highlighted works within the gallery space. Each night will contain different activities and materials conjectures such as the opportunity to play a lead bugle, to stand on a thermochromic Matisse and sit amongst The Surrealists and to do battle on the smallest chess set in the world. We encourage you to attend as many of the evenings as possible in order to gain the full Materials Library experience. Each event will finish at 8pm followed by drinks and an opportunity for discussion.
The first in the series of four presentations form the Materials Library group who will be providing a succession of evening events that will highlight the material science behind some of the works of art amongst the Tate's collection. The first of these investigations takes place within the Materials Gesture gallery. This is your chance to have a tactile encounter with the stuff of art. No more; "please do not touch" - the Materials Library invites you to explore and question the nature of materials in relation to highlighted works within the gallery space.
Featuring: The Thermochromic Matisse, The Sound of Rothko (>>Brain Thickening by La Resistance and ZL), and the chance to encounter a non-newtonian fluid.
Materials Gesture Gallery , Tate Modern, 6:30pm - 9pm
The second of the Materials Library's live encounters with The Scientific, this time within the context of the Poetry Dreams gallery. Responding to the gallery's title as a provocation for investigation, you are invited to explore an array of materials and demonstration equipment with a spirit of intrigue, curiosity and discovery.
Featuring: The smallest chess set in the world, surrealist exercises in materials taxonomy, a football of silly putty and The Table of Improbable Objects.
Poetry and Dream Gallery , Tate Modern, 6:30pm - 9pm
Join the Materials Library for an investigation into the science behind State of Flux. This event is the third in the series of four performative encounters staged by the Materials Library, in which you will be given the opportunity to explore the works of art within the State of Flux space, through the lens of the interdisciplinary Materials Library. This is your chance to use materials as a tactile language with which to explore the scientific, cultural and sensual aspects art.
Featuring: The science of crystals, a lead bugle, tuning forks, 880 penny sweeties and the Materials Library Group bring coal back to the Power Station.
States of Flux Gallery , Tate Modern, 6:30pm - 9pm
This is the final part of the Materials Library's explorations into the art and science of the new hangs at Tate Modern. This evening's event takes place within the Idea Object gallery, exploring the materiality of the theme and the artworks hung within it. This is the last chance to experience the Materials Conjectures, especially created by the Materials Library for this event and take advantage of this unique opportunity to "please do not, do not touch".
Featuring: The helium balloon equilibrium tasks, The Essence of Fluorescence, Cubes of Beuysian materials and due to popular demand -the return of the lead bugle!
Idea Object Gallery , Tate Modern, 6:30pm - 9pm