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Robert Morris Bodyspacemotionthings 1970s installation returns to the Tate

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If culture is high on your list of potential activities this weekend, you might want to get yourself down to Tate Modern in the capital this weekend to check out an infamous piece of art – Bodyspacemotionthings by Robert Morris.

First seen back in 1971 at the original tate, this interactive installation was closed after just four days due to excitable visitors causing damage to themselves exploring it. It's back this time with more adherence to modern health and safety guidelines, with raw, unfinished materials being swapped for materials like plywood and rubber. But care is still required.

If you've got some common sense and a sense of adventure, you can touch, feel, climb, crawl and jump on the large geometric objects and sculptures, with the intention that visitors 'become aware of their own bodies, gravity, effort, fatigue, their bodies under different conditions'. If the weather is poor outside, there can't be many more interesting ways of spending time indoors.

Tate Modern website