mabel’s latest music video is a celebration of the new tate modern

Sultry choreography among the imposing concrete geometry of the iconic gallery’s new twisted-pyramid extension.

by Charlotte Gush
18 June 2016, 3:01am

Mabel -- the singer-songwriter daughter of Buffalo icon Neneh Cherry -- has created a fresh new track and teamed up with acclaimed choreographer Holly Blakey on a video project to celebrate the opening of the new Tate Modern extension. In a space lit to resemble Gustav Metzger's 1965 work Liquid Crystal Environment, which is now displayed at the Tate, Mabel weaves through the space with a troupe of dancers, dressed eclectically in peach PVC and leopard print sequins.

"It was fun working on this project with Holly and Tate," says Mabel. "As a kid I adored music videos with choreography. Destiny's Child routines were often rehearsed with my sister and then we forced our family to watch multiple performances. I wanted to try to do an up-to-date version of that, using Metzger's Liquid Crystal Environment and the incredible Tate Modern building as our setting."

Check out the video project above, and then find out more about Mabel from i-D's chat with her at the Great Escape festival.


Text Charlotte Gush

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