Arts | Southbank | Tate Modern

Adecco, 2017

Adecco, 2017

They Are Here: 40 Temps, 8 Days

Reflect with temp workers employed across 8 days to carry out activities they would otherwise do in their spare time

This new performance work by artist collective They Are Here draws on their own experiences of temping to address the rising ‘gig economy’, how different people can afford to spend their time and the increasingly blurred lines between work and leisure.

Visitors to Tate Exchange can interact with a daily rotation of temp workers. The temps’ work will include playing chess, video games and sharing music. In the context of an increasingly capitalistic society, this piece provocatively flips the saying ‘time is money’ to ‘money is time’.

Running parallel to this work is a system that observes and communicates the time visitors spend in the Tate Exchange space, developed by They Are Here in collaboration with software engineers.

They Are Here

They Are Here (f. 2006) is a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison. They are currently based in London and on the River Lea. They Are Here work across media and types of site, particularly civic spaces. Institutions they have developed or presented work include: CCA Glasgow, Furtherfield, Grand Union, Konsthall C (Stockholm), Southbank Centre, South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire and STUK (Leuven, Belgium).

Every Thursday–Sunday | 12.00–18.00 from 30 November – 10 December 2017

How to get there

Tate Modern | Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Previous Norwegian Christmas Fair in Rotherhithe
Next Santa's Grotto at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre

You might also like


Underdog Gallery presents Nick Dillon: Artists & Albums

17 Nov 2016 – 4 Dec 2016
The Underdog Gallery
Arch 6 Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW


RCA Print I and II – Year two students of the MA Print Programme

CGP London , The Gallery,
Exhibition dates: 24 – 25 February 2018 and 3-4 March 2018 / Saturday – Sunday 11am to 4pm
Preview 23 February 6-8pm and Friday 2 March 6-8pm


Exhibition by Antonietta Torsiello at Brunel Museum Cafe Gallery

Brunel Museum Café Gallery
1st Oct – 20th Nov
Monday to Sunday
10:00 to 17:00


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!