Tag Archives: Tate Summer School

day one #tatesummerschool

This year the Summer School is about gender. Advance material explains: 2017’s Summer School uses art and the gallery to support teachers in understanding what gender is, queer theory, feminism, trans, intersex, and non-binary genders; and asks how making and … Continue reading

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it’s that time of year…

As this post publishes I am on my way to the Tate Summer School, the gallery’s annual professional development programme for teachers. I’ve been making this journey at this time of year since 2012. This is my sixth Summer School. Why? … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Friday

Throughout the school we have been extensively documenting our activities, then projecting, hanging and displaying the results. Sometimes this has been by ‘arranging’ the actual objects, at other times, by filming images, filming filming, filming performances, filming exercises, filming films. Projections … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Thursday

Today was Analog Day with artist Bill Leslie. Bill is currently doing a PhD at Kingston asking the question “How do sculptures change when they are filmed or photographed?” We began the day hand colouring a strip of 16 ml … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Wednesday

  There was no Wednesday. Well, there was, of course, but I wasn’t at it. I had to go to a meeting in Manchester so I couldn’t be in both places at once. Having to miss a day of field work, … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Tuesday

Today’s focus was on performance and the camera. The day began with a viewing of the two sets of moving images that were made yesterday. These were screened side by side. We discussed elements of the film that seemed to … Continue reading

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summer school day five

Saturday 25th Wrapping up and consolidating? Well yes and no. There was still new stuff happening at Summer School. There were intensive periods of making in the morning and afternoon. Participants made GIFs and zines. Barby and Teresa enlisted the … Continue reading

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summer school day four

Friday 24th. Today we focused on the question “How can the archive be reflected on, remixed and redefined?” We were assisted in thinking about this question by Gary Stewart, an artist who works with experimental sound installations and performances. Gary … Continue reading

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summer school day three

Thursday 23rd Today intensified the Summer School focus on ‘the archive’ and its means of production, in particular, questions of selection and layers of access. There was also a concurrent line of inquiry and activity around collaboration and documentation. We … Continue reading

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summer school day two

Wednesday 22nd Our overnight selfies arrived at Tate today before we did. By the time we walked into the Clore studio they had already been put into a slide show. When the workshop began we were introduced to the photographer … Continue reading

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