The world-famous Tate Modern has re-opened and our very own Holly Blakey collaborated with rising star songwriter and artist Mabel (Daughter of the fabulous Neneh Cherry) to create a video project to commemorate the opening.
Using Gustav Metzger’s 1965 piece Liquid Crystal Environment, an immersive light display using heat-sensitive liquid crystals exhibited at the Tate Modern as inspiration, the film sees Mabel and her band of dancers channelling their inner Aaliyah around the newly created space.
Mabel said, “As a kid I adored music videos with choreography, Destiny’s Child routines were often rehearsed with my sister and then we forced our family to watch multiple performances. I wanted to try to do an up-to-date version of that, using Metzger’s Liquid Crystal Environment and the incredible Tate Modern building as our setting.”
The new Tate Modern, created by architects Herzog & de Meuron, opens to the public tomorrow (June 17).
Watch the film here