The Head and the Load

The Head and the Load

In July, our friends at 14-18 NOW and Tate presented an ambitious new work, The Head & the Load, by South African artist William Kentridge and composer Philip Miller. A sold out audience in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall experienced the world premiere of the work live and now you have a unique opportunity to watch the performance as it happened. The piece explores the largely untold story of the tens of thousands of African porters and carriers during the First World War. The epic work looks back at the global impact of the war at the centenary of Armistice.

About The Head & the Load

The Head & the Load, an ambitious new work from William Kentridge with music composed and conceived by Philip Miller, received its world premiere in Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall from 11–15 July 2018. The performance is part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War Centenary, and tells the largely untold story of the role of African porters and carriers during that war. The work is co-commissioned with New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Ruhrtriennale, MASS MoCA with additional support from Holland Festival.

We're very excited to have been chosen to be one of the arts venues to show the world premier of The Head & the Load on our website. 

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