To celebrate the opening of The Tanks at Tate Modern, Tate hosted UnderCurrent festival from 16th to 27th August over the summer. Focusing on sub-culture, underground art and the under-represented this festival saw Tate Collectives work with artists to fill The Tanks with a mixture of installation, intervention, music and live events.
As part of this festival artist Tracey Moberly presented Tweet Me Up! a digital project marking International Day Against Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence based on Musical Preferences, Lifestyle and Code. The piece encouraged audiences from around the world to contribute photography, film and comments via social media to create an amalgamation of ideas in the name of cultural tolerance and exchange. The result was a 6 hour piece presented across The Tanks on 4 screens.
Since the summer, The Great British Art Debate has been preparing for the arrival of The Family Matters Display and LABEL, an event that will see The Great British Art Debate and Tate Collectives take over Tate Britain with DJ’s, workshops and artists.
As part of both of these events, The Great British Art Debate wanted to reach out to audiences and ask them, ‘What does family mean to you?’ as a way of understanding modern interpretations of the family.
As a result we have asked Tracey Moberly to return to Tate and create a new project for LABEL that asks Britain’s creative minds for contributions titled ‘Family old, family new … who am I?
As part of the project, YOU are invited to submit your photographic responses to the themes of a Family Saturday, a Self Portrait Profile, or Old Family Photos.
To be included, please send your contributions to Label@foundry.tv.
If your contributions are larger than 20 MB please use a service like yousendit or wetransfur to submit your files.
Your images will be merged together and the final work will be exhibited by projection in the Deveens at TATE Britain on 24th November 2012.
We can’t wait to see the end result!