Up Hill Down Hall. An Indoor Carnival. Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

August 25, 2014 6:55 PM

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Up Hill Down Hall. An Indoor Carnival. Tate Modern, London (VIDEO)

London's Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest street festivals in the world. Starting its life as a local festival set up by the West Indian community of the Notting Hill area, it has now become a full-blooded Caribbean carnival, which attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe. On Saturday 23 August, coinciding with the Notting Hill Carnival, Tate Modern presented Up Hill Down Hall: An indoor carnival. Informed by the history of the Notting Hill Carnival, Up Hill Down Hall showcased performances by artists Hew Locke and Marlon Griffith against the backdrop of an architectural design by Gia Wolff and a soundscape by Dubmorphology (Gary Stewart and Trevor Mathison). Watch this video to get some impressions of the event.

Trinidad-born, Japan-based visual artist Marlon Griffith presents No Black in the Union Jack, a performance inspired by the 2011 London summer riots. In this piece, Griffith fuses the nationalistic Caribbean motif of the humming bird with anti-riot police shields in body adornments that blur the bou...

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