The guide has been developed with young people as part of The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration workshops that I have been running,... more » in and around the gallery, in 2012. The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration is a project about international collaboration and exchange. It connects schools, galleries, artists and cultural institutions worldwide through a social media platform and a programme of workshops with artists. It is the learning project associated with the Unilever Series.
The sessions among other themes explored visibility and invisibility in a crowd and the guide reflects these ideas by providing you with one of two options: a visible or invisible presence. The guide includes these young people's mischievous and playful ideas.
In the pursuit of life changing thoughts and reflections, in the hope of inspiration and touching the unknown I enter Tate Modern. I bring with me an expectation to be surrounded by visual wisdom and nurse a dream to be able to capture some of it for myself. I accessorise myself with blank sheets of A4 which act as the vessels for my art thoughts but also shields. A4 sheets cover up the gaps in my knowledge and give me the look of a busy student, researcher or performer.
I have always wondered how this visual stimulus could stay with me beyond the gallery walls. This guide is an attempt to make this happen. The aim in developing it is to allow you to construct new connections with the place and with the people.
The guide looks beyond the many rooms filled with paintings, sculptures and installations within the gallery making the assumption that you have already absorbed all the art you could do for one day. It will open a new route in front of you that will explore among other things the perfect picnic stop were you can eat your slightly over moist sandwiches and drink your cloakroom temperature pop. less «