Another fantastic day spent at the Tate Modern. We have been meaning to go and see The Tanks since it opened in July but only just made it last weekend. It’s a raw industrial space dedicated to exhibiting live art and film works. Each gallery is a cavernous space adapted from cylinders that fuelled the former power station, originally designed to hold a million gallons of oil. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron the colossal patchwork concrete galleries are spectacular and act as a perfect backdrop to the installations.
Although Etta was a little daunted by some of the dark spaces it’s a great place for children. She was given a silver piece of card on arrival and instructed to use it to bounce light off the walls. Even though she just ripped it to pieces I thought it was a really nice way to include children. She was thrilled to have a bash on the drums but a little shy to sing Ba Ba Black sheep into the microphone.
There is currently a 15 week festival celebrating new directions in art practice, audience participation and learning. It runs until 28 October 2012, as part of the London 2012 Festival.