Floe Piece (2012)
Arctic ice, canvas, light, water
â€œThe fact that BP had one major incident in 2010 does not mean we should not be taking support from them.â€ Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate.
On 14 January 2012 Liberate Tate carried out another unofficial performance highlighting Tateâ€™s complicity in BPâ€™s ongoing controversial oil extraction practices around the world. At 6.30pm at the Occupy London protest camp at St Paulâ€™s Cathedral four veiled figures dressed in black lifted a 55kg chunk of Arctic ice onto a sledge and walked it in procession across the Thames on the Millennium Bridge and into the Tate Modern Turbine Hall.
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