London CLC is heading back to Tate Exchange and this time it’s bigger than ever….
Well, longer than ever anyway.
Just as in previous years, London CLC is a Tate Exchange associate. This means that we take over the Exchange floor on level 5 of Tate Modern, giving pupils the chance to create digital and non-digital art inspired by Tate Modern’s collections in the gallery space.
This year, we are taking over the space for not just one day but two, doubling our offering and ensuring that all of our partner schools, and about 240 pupils, have the opportunity to join in.
This year’s Tate Exchange theme is ‘movement’.
For our programme, ‘Making Moves’, we will be exploring the relationship between natural and manufactured movement. Pupils will programme computers and devices to create different types of physical movement as well as using digital tools to create and capture animation on different scales. We will encourage our pupils to investigate their own powers of movement, as well as the power of imparted physical and digital movement in relation to questions such as:
- What does it mean to give something movement?
- What is the impact of giving something movement?
- Can we use the movement of our bodies to produce an output?
- How can physical and digital/virtual movement intersect?
Tate Exchange is always one of the highlights of the London CLC calendar. It gives pupils the chance to interact in new ways with a huge variety of physical and digital objects and, perhaps most importantly, to do so in the physical context of the Tate space, connecting pupils to the content of the gallery and creating a space for them in a community of artists.
Creative Arts Forum
This year, we are also inviting teachers to get in on the Tate Exchange fun. Our annual creative arts forum will be run from the space on Tuesday 2 April, giving educators the opportunity to:
- Observe pupils working with digital in a cultural setting
- Hear from visiting practitioners and creative industry experts
- Explore how digital technologies can support creative arts teaching
- Get hands-on with the Tate Exchange activities
For more information and to book your free place, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-arts-forum-tickets-48122170708
- Read about last year’s Tate Exchange Lifelong Kindergarten project
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