The weekend will also include screenings of new commissions, demonstrations of robots, special digital effects and other exclusive events.
Please see below for the official invite with all information.
You are invited to the launch of The Space – a virtual space for artists and audiences to invent and explore new digital art.
Friday 13 June at 9am
The Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1, London
Entrance: Main Entrance in Holland Street, SE1
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS CONFIRMED
(MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Alex Graham, Chair, The Space, founder of the independent start up Wall to Wall, Chairman of the Sheffield Documentary Festival
Ruth Mackenzie, Launch Director, The Space, former Director of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Joe Scarboro, Co-Founder, 3Beards
The Space is a new online agency to commission artists from the worlds of creative and digital industries, arts, and culture to create new work and to share free to audiences anywhere in the world.
The Space is set up by a pioneering partnership between the BBC and Arts Council England. And it is working with festivals, galleries, arts centres and others round the UK and internationally.
The Space will launch with an Open Call to invite new voices to pitch their ideas. The most original ideas will be commissioned by The Space.
The Space will be officially launched on the 13 June 2014 with the most ambitious Art Hack ever staged in the celebrated space of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.
Taking place over 24 hours, the brief for attendees is simple:
Take any data and turn it into a work of art