Considering the history of stationary sculptures and installations that are designed to fill the colossal space of the Tate's Turbine Hall, The latest performance from Tino Sehgal brings a noticeable change. 'These Associations' employs a number of performers who are choreographed to move as a large unit throughout the hall. As a visiting member of the public, you are guaranteed to be dragged into this work. A visit from the 405 provides an example in the rest of this article.

From the entrance there is nothing to be seen on first impression. The view is merely of a busy day at the Tate, with a huge amount of people swarming towards the end of the hall, around the staircases leading to the galleries. Once progressing down the hall, it becomes apparent that the individuals within the crowd by the stairs are not actually going anywhere; they are merely walking or cantering in a mixture of circles and figures-of-eights, which becomes especially bemusing as one walks straight through them.

This crowd now shifts as the swarm that they have been established as, moving up along the slope that leads back to the entrance of the Turbine Hall. While walking alongside the people and watching the way that they move, one of them suddenly approaches from the corner of the eye and proceeds to tell a story of how he watched his friend get punched in the face. This is where 'These Associations' becomes separate from the typical live art piece or interactive theatre that you would originally expect of it. The hired performers approach you unexpectedly, in their own casual clothes, and they tell you something that you can only accept as a truth about them.

And so, you very naturally engage in a conversation with them before they fall back in with the swarm. These people are the piece, and the piece is such a pleasure to take in because despite the fact that these people are, in essence, choreographed performers, they're quite clearly being themselves. You can see the rest of the public feeling this reassurance, surrounding the swarm and smiling, as well as the children running up and down amongst them.