The Tate Modern, 3 March 2018

Shape Arts | Noëmi Lakmaier | The Task of Containing | Tate Modern

Noëmi Lakmaier is a performance artist based in London, who has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. In 2008 she was awarded Shape Arts’ inaugural Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) and accompanying three month residency at Camden Arts Centre. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of this artist award Noëmi has created a new work for Ghosts in the Machine, Shape’s second Tate Exchange programme, entitled The Task of Containing. Taking place outdoors between Tate Modern and the Thames, this installation and durational performance piece is an homage to Adam Reynolds’ unrealised performance ‘Sisyphus’ and explores themes of futility and meaning through repetitive and seemingly meaningless acts. The Task of Containing will take place on Saturday 3 March from 12 to 4pm in the café area outside Tate Modern’s main entrance; all are welcome to attend.


  • Sun 23 September 2018

    Serpentine Work Marathon Workshops

    On the occasion of the Serpentine Work Marathon (22 September 2018, 10am-10pm, Royal Geographical Society), on the 23rd September, Prof. Bernard Stiegler convenes a gathering of practitioners from multiple disciplines to contribute to the writing of a new manifesto, the first version of which will be issued on the 23rd September, with the definitive version being sent to the United Nations, in Geneva, on 10 January 2020 – the centenary anniversary of the League of Nations.

    Participants include: Anne Alombert, Sara Baranzoni, David Berry, Divya Dwivedi, Noel Fitzpatrick, Giacomo Gilmozzi, Gaël Giraud, Yuk Hui, Olivier Landau, Giuseppe Longo, Glenn Loughran, Shaj Mohan, Maël Montévil, Gerald Moore, Clément Morlat, Vincent Puig, Daniel Ross, Saskia Sassen, Bernard Stiegler and Alain Supiot.

    The 2018 Work Marathon explores issues including technological developments enabling automation and its impact on labour and work; the political urgencies of coerced and invisible labour and the differentiation between work, employment and labour; and the role of non-human agents, including artificial intelligence, animals and materials, in the context of planetary-scale ecologies. The Work Marathon is conceived in collaboration with Professor Bernard Stiegler and builds on the 2017’s GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, which focused on artificial intelligence and questions of consciousness.