On The Shore

Tate Modern 17 - 25 June 2021

Ackroyd & Harvey and Ben Okri

Turbine Hall Tate Modern

Artists Ackroyd & Harvey have collaborated with the poet, novelist and activist Ben Okri to address the climate emergency.

Over nine days energy from the sun and watering by Ackroyd & Harvey will allow grass to grow, producing a text written by Okri. Stencilled letters make the grass underneath grow bright yellow as they are deprived of light.

Join us on Friday 25th June when the message is revealed, and the artist activists will lead a procession from Tate to Thames.

The installation follows Tate’s declaration of a climate emergency in 2019.