Immersive art and sound experience comes to Tate Liverpool for one night only
On Friday 12th April from 19.30-23.00 Tate Liverpool opens the gallery spaces after dark for a one-off immersive art and sound experience.
Working with four musical artists and using state of the art audio and visual technology, the gallery will enhance the way visitors view the Op Art in Focus display and permanent collections, by stimulating all the senses and creating an immersive journey through Tate Liverpool.
Tickets are £10 and the evening will incorporate live art, DJs, music, street food and 3D projection, encouraging visitors to use sound to tailor their trip thus transforming the viewing experience.
As visitors enter the building, they will be offered a set of headphones with three channels to choose from which correspond to the guest acts – Breakwave, local Wirral band Annexe the Moon and award-winning sound engineer Phil Channell whose original soundscape will enhance Op Art in Focus inspired 360 degree visuals by illustrator Nanna Koekoek. Acts will perform live throughout the night, however using specialist 3D microphones, can be heard through the headsets. Annexe the Moon can be heard playing live yet with a further orchestral sound through the headsets.
DJ sets and live performances, accompanied by visual art will take over the entire gallery from the café and foyer area to the 4th floor dock side galleries. An inventive street food menu will be available in the café including punchy Mexican snacks such as Tequila lime chicken and guacamole quesadilla and mango, avocado and chilli tacos. The café bar and pop-up bar on the 4th floor will be serving a great selection drinks from cocktails to British craft beer including local favourite Love Lane Brewery.
Annexe the Moon – Foyer
Local, Wirral band Annexe the Moon will be playing their melodic Psych-Pop, overlaid with orchestral sounds in the foyer area, live and through headphones using a specialist 3D microphone.
Nanna Koekoek and Phil Channell – 4th floor dock side gallery
Nanna Koekoek is a Dutch American illustrator, DJ and VJ. After moving to the UK, she became fascinated by Britain’s fondness for a carpet and how it helps to create a homely feel and dampens the acoustics of crowded spaces. Inspired by the design of pub carpets, Nanna has created 360 degree visuals that will be projected throughout the 4th floor dock side gallery. This will be accompanied by a soundscape created specially by Phil Channell to augment Nanna’s visuals, which are rooted in Op Art geometry, and enrich the entire experience. It will transport visitors using ambient noises from pubs in London.
Breakwave – 4th floor dock side gallery
The official launch party for the Meine Nacht record label will take place on 4th floor dock side gallery with a live set from Breakwave accompanied by local artist Daniel Ruane, they will perform together using both musical hardware and software. The final act of the night (22.00-23.00) is a much anticipated DJ set from Breakwave; Founder and Director of the ‘Best of British’ nominated party Meine Nacht and resident DJ on NTS Radio. Performances will include 360-degree projections curated by Thomas Murray and Breakwave, for the dancefloor, silent disco and contemplation space.