Immediately on the heels of my last post about them, I’m happy to post that Liberate Tate is looking to collaborate with sound artists to create an alternative audio tour/guide for the Tate that will help in their efforts to stimulate debate around the relationship between art, oil and climate change.
The alternative audio tour is just one of many steps that Liberate Tate has taken in challenging the corporate presence of large oil companies inside cultural institutions, a presence they feel “compromises culture and expression.”
The proposed artwork can come into contact with issues and themes of control, democracy, censorship, Freedom of Information, voice, corporate power, ecological disasters, creative freedom or the role of museums and galleries in creating and historically capturing culture.
The final artwork will be available online for visitors to download onto MP3 players in advance of their visit to the Tate. “Alternative Tate” will be exhibited in late June 2011.
Deadline for proposals is April 11, and you can find more details on making a proposal at the Liberate Tate blog.
Photo by Alex Drennan