Data For Data’s Sake #2 – Shredding

Tate Modern

Collaborative making at Tate Modern, 5th floor, Blavatnik building on 3rd and 4th February 2018. Data for Data’s Sake (2018) invited visitors to take government data about UK government art collections (including the Tate’s) personalise it, shred it and cage it, to produce new works of data.

XML Data

Using XML data from the government data website (government art collection) for performance reading/singing of raw data.

Shredding the data

Highlighting/colouring A4 sheets to produce new ‘works of Data’ + inviting visitors to make their own works from shredding the data and caging the data. Works of Data which turn into works of art, which must, of course, be destroyed… because: Continue reading “Data For Data’s Sake #2 – Shredding”

Tate Exchange 3/4th Feb 2018: School of Beginnings

Tate Exchange Conceptual Art Collaboration, Performance and Production.

Andrew Gallacher: Data for Data’s Sake



I will deliver spirited readings of this data. Perhaps I will stand at a lectern and be lit theatrically. I may wear a costume – perhaps academic robes, or a clerical surplice, or the evening dress of a concert tenor. These performances could last about 5 minutes and be performed to fit in with other events taking place in the venue. I envisage 4 such performances on each of the two days. Continue reading “Tate Exchange 3/4th Feb 2018: School of Beginnings”

Tate-Sung Data For Data’s Sake Performance

Andrew Gallacher Tate Modern Performance

This is XML Data from

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham Prime Minister 1708 1778 1708 1708-1778 Birth Date – Death Date 130755 15964 130760 William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bent-ink, 3rd Duke of Portland Cavendish-Bent-ink, William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland Prime Minister 1738 1809 1738 1738-1809 Birth Date – Death Date 130760 26542 130764 Spencer Perceval Perceval, Spenser Prime Minister