16th – 27th August 2012
Installations, events and interventions form Undercurrent Festival, which focuses on the underground and the under-represented – perfectly in tune with Hayward gallery’s show on China’s once-neglected performance and installation artists – we can see a theme emerging here. And we like it. That which was formerly ‘underground’ in sub-cultures, music and art has always proved highly significant in the shaping of our culture and arts scene.
Audio, visual (and no doubt audiovisual) digital and performance artists will take part in the festival at Tate’s new promising space, The Tanks. Highlights include films exploring identity by Hetain Patel, an installation focusing on iconic counter-culture music genres by Rinse FM, live performance from Leo Asemota and ‘A City Symphonic’ a fusion of sound and music samples by ISYS Archive.
New ground will be explored in the interdisciplinary arts and expect references to Dubstep, Bruce Lee and Cabaret Voltaire.
Events are free, but you may need to book as there is limited space. Check here to book and find out more about timings for live music performances.
Undercurrent festival, various artists
The Tanks, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Opening hours: Sun–Thur: 10am – 6pm; Fri–Sat: 10am – 10pm (albeit check talk and live performance times)