The Late series continues with a summer event dedicated to youth experience and the space for experimentation and debate that is often found there. The line-up is crammed full of art forms, rarely seen within the Tate space, especially at the Britain: expect to see spoken word, graffiti and beatbox artists, while sounds come courtesy of rising stars and even a jungle sound system.
The Clore lawn out front will be taken over by a Speakers Corner replica hosting new emerging hip-hop and jazz talent, rap artists, turntablist and dancers, all exploring the fluctuating social-political paradigms that effect youth culture. The Space will host cultural icon Jonzi D ( the man who famously turned down a MBE but managed to make a successful, insightful play about why he made the decision), who will be performing and talking about his experiences as a pioneering creative voice in hip hop dance theatre.
Graffiti artist Mode 2 will be painting, live, in the Clore studio; his inspiration coming from a collaborative workshop with young people that took the Tate collection as its springboard. There will also be a acoustic performance from Little Simz, a young emerging female voice in British rap, in the portrait gallery and screenings of Channel 4’s Music Nation series.
As is always the case for the Tate Lates, it’s free to visit which is always nice in these austere times. Spaces Between promises to celebrate youth culture through word and sound and with the Tate collection forming a background it will certainly stir up an atmosphere. (Words: Laura Thornley)
Taking place on Friday, 1st August. For more info, visit: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/performance-and-music/late-tate-britain-august-2014