The Turbine Hall is transformed into an immersive experience, challenging your perception of time and space.
Prepare to have your senses activated and stimulated by a spectacular choreography of acoustics, lighting, flying objects and film, each connected to the other and playing their part in a far bigger score. Tate’s Turbine Hall becomes a universe of inter-related and connected events and parallel realities.
Philippe Parreno is a French avant-garde artist who came to prominence in the 1990s and is perhaps most widely known for his feature film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Parreno works across film, video, sound, sculpture, performance and information technology and collaborates extensively with musicians, scientists, architects and writers. Cutting-edge musicians Factory Floor and the award-winning sound designer Nicolas Becker are just some of the many collaborators involved with this year’s commission.
About Hyundai Commission
Hyundai Commission is a series of site-specific installations by contemporary artists in Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall. It is made possible by a unique long-term partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor.
The series began with Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot, a vast sculpture consisting of 240 wooden planters filled with over 23 tonnes of soil from parks and gardens across London, currently on display at Tate Modern until 3 April 2016.
Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most memorable and acclaimed works of contemporary art, enjoyed by an audience of millions each year. The annual Hyundai Commission will give artists an opportunity to create new work for this unique context.