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Damien Hirst Tate Exhibition Pop Life featuring Identical Twins

Damien Hirst Performance : Pop Life : Art in a Material World


Are you an Identical Twin interested in participating in Damien Hirst’s Twin Spot paintings performance, a key feature in Tate Modern’s forthcoming exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World?


Taking Part

As a key feature of the forthcoming exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World, the Tate will be presenting a performance involving two identical twins sitting in front of a pair of Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings. The artwork will be painted directly onto the gallery wall and we will be asking identical twins to volunteer for four hour shifts. The performance will run for the duration of the exhibition, 1 October 2009 to 17 January 2010 (exhibition closed 24, 25 and 26 December).
  • You must be identical twins, ideally of the same stature. The project brief also requires participants to look identical in appearance when participating during the performance. For example, to wear identical clothing and have identical hairstyles etc. Successful participants will show a willingness to sit and perform the role as specified by the artist. 
  • Ideally you will be over 18 years old, although over 16 year olds will be considered subject to written consent being received from parents or suitable guardians. 
  • You are required to work a minimum of six shifts of four hours over the duration of the exhibition. Shifts take place between 10.00 and 18.00 Sunday to Thursday (10.00 - 14.00/14.00 - 18.00) and between 10.00 and 22.00 Friday and Saturday (10.00 - 14.00/14.00 - 18.00/18.00 - 22.00).
All participants will be paid at a rate of 7.60 per hour (4 hours per shift). You will also be presented with a photographic memento of your participation. Please note travel expenses will not be covered by Tate.
What next?
If you would like to be involved further please complete the application form (avauilable from TwinsUK or The Tate) and provide recent photographs of yourselves with some idea of how you may look on the day. We will be in touch again soon with more details of the project. In the meantime, for further information or to forward completed application forms, please use the following email address:
Application forms can also be posted to the following address: Twins Project, Visitor Services, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.

Visit our Twins Talent MEDIA CENTRE for more exciting opportunities and to register your interest!

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