After a huge success from last Year’s #TRIBE15, featuring close to 100 contemporary emerging artists and open to over 2500 visitors In the Heart of London, #TRIBE16 has a firm step forward for us
as we featured over 120 international and UK-based artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance and performance. This family friendly ‘living exhibition’ attracted a
record 4000 visitors, encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration among artists from different backgrounds and plenty of public participation. The energy-fuelled weekend included FREE access for
visitors to all activities.
Conceived as an immersive multicultural festival engaging a diversity of art forms including 2D art works, sculpture, dance, graffiti, art installation, video and performance, #TRIBE16 was held
the first weekend of October (Friday 30 September - Sunday 2 October 2016) in one of the most exciting venues in the heart of London. We returned to Ugly Duck’s 47/49 Tanner Street, a spectacular
12,000 sq.ft Victorian warehouse spanning over 3 floors and 5 different areas that became a utopian space where notions of physicality and the limitations associated with it were challenged
through a dense network of multiple human relations and energies.
Artists invited visitors to take part in a variety of activities and sought lively interaction with a very amused public. Opening up new encounters, establishing a sense of community that
went beyond geographical limitations, #TRIBE16 became a playground for artists across genre where the multi-layered relationship between space and identity will be constantly tested.
The headline performance in our Private View, was ‘Pattern Regression’, an installation performance based on the recent groundbreaking dance production, ‘Pattern Recognition’, a collaboration
between choreographer Alexander Whitley and digital artist Memo Akten. A motion-responsive system of moving lights developed by Akten surrounded a solo dancer, tracking and reacting to his
movements in real time. In doing so, a kinetic dialogue was established between man and machine.
The performance «Fallait pas tant donner», by Paris based Cameroonian contemporary dancer Oliver Tida accompanied by singer Kengné Teguia was a tremendous success. It was about two people who
struggle to find the right connection and fall in love and the dependence that one can have on another.