Reading at the Tate Modern for ‘Are you comfortable yet?’ BSL interpreted performances

Join us to celebrate the artists putting inclusivity first, with Candoco and DASH

Uniqlo Tate Play: Kusama’s obliteration room

Location: Turbine Hall
Time: 18.00–21.30

Yayoi Kusama’s obliteration room is a playful, interactive artwork for all ages. You are invited to transform a completely white domestic apartment into a sea of colour using sticker dots.

Tour: Audio Description Tour, Kusama’s obliteration room

Location: Turbine Hall
Time: 18.30–19.00

An audio described tour for visitors who are blind of Yayoi Kusama’s obliteration room. Seats and hearing equipment provided. Please meet from 18.10 at the benches near the Cloakroom on Natalie Bell Building, Level 0. Please note this tour is now fully booked.

Welcome: U:Studio

Location: Turbine Hall
Time: 18.30–19.00

U:Studio and our Tate team welcome you to Tate Modern Lates to help plan your night.

Activation: Candoco Open Workshop

Location: South Tank, Blavatnik Building, Level 0
Times: 19.00–20.00 and 20.30–21.30

Catch a glimpse of Candoco Dance Company’s creative process as they lead an open workshop for invited guests and collaborators inspired by the choreography of Trisha Brown Dance Company inside the Set and Reset display in the South Tank. The session at 20.30–21.30 will be BSL interpreted.

Digital Display: Anna Farley’s Set and Reset visual guide

Location: Tanks Foyer, Blavatnik Building, Level 0
Time: 18.00–21.30

Discover Anna Farley’s new visual guide for Tate, a guide for everyone that gives you another way to access the display Set and Reset.

Music: DJ Sets programmed by Global Roots

Location: Level 1 Bridge
Set times:
 Pelin Pelin

Drinks and Music: DJ Sets programmed by Global Roots

Location: Terrace Bar, Blavatnik Building, Level 1

Enjoy summer cocktails, craft beers and more alongside DJ sets.

Set times:
18.00–18.30: Tim
18.30–20.00: Papaoul
20.00–21.30: Anja Ngozi

Workshop: Are You Comfortable Yet? with Anahita Harding

Location: Blavatnik Building, Level 2

Are you comfortable yet? Artist Anahita Harding invites you to respond through written text, poetry or visual motifs. Your response will be shared and performed by invited guests throughout the night. All performances will be BSL interpreted.

Performance times:
: CRIPtic, Nina Thomas (recordings)
19.00: Tiiu
19.45: Lisa Kelly
20.30: Shaun Shears
21.15: Sam Castell-Ward

Digital Display: DASH– We Are Invisible We Are Visible

Location: Blavatnik Building, Level 4
Time: 18.00–21.30

This month, 31 artists with disabilities set out to disrupt 30 locations with surreal interventions alongside the 102nd anniversary of the first DaDa International Exhibition. See the results of their work from We are invisible We are Visible.

Talks: Art Chats

Location: Blavatnik Building, Level 5

19.00–19.30 Artist Davey Jose discusses how he explores his spinal injury in his work, hosted by his younger brother, presenter and teacher Bobby Seagull.

20.00–20.30 Artists Leah Clements and Amanda Lynch speak to Helen O’Malley, Producer of Community Programmes at Tate, about institutional change and artistic access in the cultural sector.

21.00–21.30 Meet artists Poppy Nash and Christopher Samuel for a discussion hosted by Senior Creative Producer, Liat Rosenthal

All talks will be BSL interpreted.

*Please note each talk requires a free ticket, available to collect from the Level 0 ticket desk, on a first-come, first-served basis from 18.30.

Talk and Screening: Jo Bannon and Candoco – Feeling Thing

Location: Starr Cinema, Natalie Bell Building, Level 1
Time: 19.00–20.00

Watch Feeling Thing, a film that invites us to pay attention to the objects around us and experience them as the dancing, feeling things they are. This screening will be followed by a talk with the artist Jo Bannon, Candoco’s Artistic Director Charlotte Darbyshire, and dancer Ihsaan de Banya, hosted by Tamsin Hong, Assistant Curator of International Art at Tate. The talk will be BSL interpreted and we have seats held for BSL users – please email us to reserve a seat.

*Please note this requires a free ticket, available to collect from the Starr Cinema, on a first-come, first-served basis from 18.00. (If you are a BSL user who has reserved a seat in advance you do not need a separate ticket.)

Performance: Christina Lovey – Rhythmicity Me

Location: Natalie Bell Building
18.00–18.45, Level 2 inside
 In the Studio rooms 8 and 11
19.00–19.45, Level 4 inside
 Media Networks rooms 6 and 12
20.00–20.45, Level 4 inside
 Materials and Objects rooms 5 and 9
21.00–21.15, Level 2 inside
 In the Studio room 2

In Rhythmicity Me, Christina Lovey uses rhythm tap to create sounds and vibrations that respond to artworks across the galleries. Here she shares her experience of processing data through rhythmic actions with viewers and the space.

Screening: Tate Shorts

Location: Natalie Bell Building, Level 4
Time: 18.00–21.30

Relax and enjoy Tate short films which explore how artists with disabilities respond to the gallery, featuring David Johnson, Lisa Squirrel and dancers from Corali.

Talks: 10 Minute Talks

Various times, throughout the building

Staff and volunteers from across Tate share their personal insights into works from the collection.




Turbine Hall

Bag checks will be in placeBankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


29 July 2022 at 18.00–22.00

  • No ticket required for admission to the Lates
  • Some events require a free ticket, see programme for more details
  • Book to see Lubaina Himid and Surrealism Beyond Borders which will also be open late



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