Congregation – Become part of a digital playground on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
By artists KMA (Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler)
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art & Design in partnership with Tate Britain
Friday 1st October – 7.30-10pm Public opening as part of Late at Tate
KMA’s most ambitious work to date, Congregation is a large-scale outdoor installation which invites visitors to respond to the choreography of light and sound, taking part in the world’s first ever ballet designed, choreographed and composed entirely of passers-by. There will be no rehearsal and no textual input: participants will simply respond to the choreography of light and sound.
Developed by media artists KMA, Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler, the work premiered in China as part of the UK’s Programme of Events at Shanghai World Expo 2010 and now travels to the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
KMA’s work creates large, immersive, sometimes networked ‘digital playgrounds’, in which distinctions between audiences and performers disappear. The resulting social engagements reaffirm the urban community through embodied, rather than verbal discourse.
“Digital media experts, KMA, work wonders” The Times
“KMA’s brilliant visual tricks. Staggeringly inventive” The Telegraph
The installation will then open to the public on Friday 1st of October from 7.30-10.00pm as part of Late at Tate http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/eventseducation/lateattatebritain/22724.htm.