The Tate Modern was opened to the public in London on May 12th 2000. The new building is part of the Tate Gallery, the largest contemporary art museum in the world.
Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, recalls his idea of turning the power station, which was built in various stages by Sir Gilbert Scott between 1948 and 1963, into the Tate Modern.
The conversion of the disused power station, as designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, was applauded by professionals and art lovers alike. Starting from an electric power station running on gas oil they have created an architectural masterpiece whose fame will be recognized well beyond London.
Thanks to the contribution of Jacques Herzog and Harry Gugger, partners in the Herzog & de Meuron practice, the documentary retraces some fascinating insights into the architecture of the Tate Modern. Following this line of thinking one is bound to notice how significant even an apparently unimportant detail can be for the work as a whole.
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When it wouldn't even play on my computers dvd player I opened up the disk through 'My Computer' and saw that whoever made the copy didn't even bother putting the video files together in order to allow it to be played.
I clicked a few of the individual files to get an idea of what the video is like, and if it would be worth the effort to combine the files myself with DVD Decrypter, or something similar, but it really didn't look interesting enough for the effort.
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