Bloomberg Connects will allow members of the public to comment on art at the gallery and contribute to a conversation displayed across 75 screens – over half of which can be seen cascading in a spine across the walls, in a project called Make Your Mark.
The other screens can be accessed at ground level by the public. A Tate spokeswoman says ‘We might leave prompts and thoughts to get people talking so they can leave comments, make art critics of themselves and add a photo if they want.’
An interactive Drawing Bar allows visitors to respond visually to their visit and see large-scale versions of their art works projected onto the wall.
Global Studios invites visitors on a virtual studio tour of artists based abroad.
Meschac Gaba, whose work Museum of Contemporary African Art opened at Tate Modern in June 2013, launches this programme. Gaba’s tour takes visitors around the streets of his home-town of Benin, which he considers his working space and inspiration.
It also gives visitors the opportunity to leave questions for an artist. A proportion of these, selected by the artist will be answered by them. The visitor will receive an alert and have the chance to watch a Skype response.
There is also a new screening space for films about artists.