Phil Collins: they shoot horses

23 Mar 2006 – 1 Jan 2007

Event times

his work is screened every day from 11.00 to 17.40.

Cost of entry

Free Admission

Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 88,77A,C10
  • Pimlico
  • Vauxhall

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Phil Collins's work often originates in areas of conflict, shifting the focus away from sensationalist news coverage to reveal unexpected aspects of life in contested territories - from Belfast to Belgrade to Baghdad and Bogotá.

they shoot horses shows a disco dance marathon produced in Ramallah with a group of young Palestinians. The work's title is taken from a 1935 novel by Horace McCoy and its film adaptation directed by Sydney Pollack. These both focus on the American craze for dance marathons during the Great Depression, which became a form of popular entertainment based around the exploitation of the contestants.

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