Sam Smith
E.1027 (2016-2017)


E.1027, excerpt from performance at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Dec. 2016


E.1027, excerpt from performance at Whitechapel Gallery, London, Dec. 2016
E.1027 (2016-2017)
Two channel live video performance, approx 35 mins
Script: Sam Smith and Nella Aarne
Voice: Sarah Burke, Charles Martins, Jan Dorosz

 
E.1027, originally developed for Whitechapel Gallery, London, is a performance video based on the complex history and imagined future of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray’s eponymous villa. The history of conflict etched within the building’s material structure plays out in episodes of companionship, obsession, murder and destruction. The work gives life and resonance to the house by playing back scenes from its tangled history and treating it as an active thing - a vibrant form that is capable of reorganising matter, facilitating life and playing a central part in its own narrative.

+ Sam Smith: E.1027 at Whitechapel Gallery