Aldo Tambellini Performance: 'Black Zero' 1965 and 'Moondial' 1966
Black Zero 1965, considered a major early example of multimedia performance during the 1960s, will be re-staged in its original form during this special one-off event in the Tanks at Tate Modern. An audio-visual, electro dance incorporating live amplified cello music, hand-painted slides and hand-painted films will turn the South Tank into a hypnotic and mystical environment.
Originally a collaboration with dancer Beverly Schmidt, Moondial 1966 presents a mixture of electronic imagery, slides, films and sounds, while a single female dancer improvises particular movements in front of a live audience. Large abstract, hand-painted slides and hand-painted films will be projected onto the dancer as she moves through the unique space of the Tank.
It [Moondial] is one of those few cases where everything seemed to work perfectly…..The flashes and glimpses of light and slides, and the dancer, all together, produced an aesthetically unified performance…..breathtakingly beautiful performance.
Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice, 1966
With the dancer Daliah Touré and the cellist Seth Woods.