As part of the programme I was invited, as one of eight artists, to collaborate on an exchange, the outcome being a series of new learning resources, for use on the day and from now onwards.
Emma and I have worked together before, both as individual artists, and as artist collaboration KEEM. For our Tate exchange, we compiled a list of words that connect our two practices. We then individually compiled a 'mix-tape', with each song relating to one of the words, before sharing them with one another. From this exchange, the following resource was created: Y IS FOR YOU (AND ME) CAN HAVE IT ALL.
Y IS FOR YOU (AND ME) CAN HAVE IT ALL
devised by artist Emma McGarry through an exchange with artist Kate Elliott
On arrival at Tate, groups of school students were given one of the eight artist learning resources, each of which relates to a specific collection of works within the building. Our resource - Y IS FOR YOU (AND ME) CAN HAVE IT ALL - connects to the Louise Bourgeois Artist Room in the new Switch House extension of the Tate Modern, where groups of students created their own 'mix-tapes', in response to chosen Louise Bourgeois artworks.
Alongside the resources, special events and activities ran throughout the day, and the soundtrack of our above exchange was shared through a silent disco. I wish I could have been there on the day to see!
Photos © Emma McGarry
The other artists involved in the programme were Elisa Noguera Lopez, Skye Skyetshooki, Adam J.B. Walker, Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Nam Tran, Ju Gosling aka ju90, and Hydar Dewachi.