Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival‘, guest curated by Claire Tancons, was held on 23 August 2014 in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London, UK. The event reinforces and challenges the idea of using Carnival as a form of performance art and coincides with a milestone half a century of London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

This BMW Tate Live one-off event features the work of Trinidadian-born Marlon Griffith who is currently based in Japan, Edinburgh-born Hew Locke who was raised in Guyana and now resides in London and American-based architect conducting research on large-scale floats in Rio, Gia Wolff. ‘Up Hill Down Hall’ also features an artistic intervention by the BA Fine Art students of Central Saint Martins and a soundscape entitled ‘Sonar’ by Dubmorphology, amongst many other collaborations.

BMW Tate Live is curated by Tate’s Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, Catherine Wood and Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, Capucine Perrot.