Sam Smith
NEWS
 
8 December 2016, 7pm

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E.1027 at Whitechapel Gallery

E.1027 is a new live video performance developed for Whitechapel Gallery by London-based artist Sam Smith. The work is based on the complex history and imagined future of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray’s eponymous villa, which is framed as a vibrant entity, alive with the resonances of past events. The history of conflict etched within the building’s material structure plays out in episodes of companionship, obsession, murder and destruction.

 

Smith uses the computer desktop as a staging tool for the performance, interweaving fleeting collages of original and archival moving images mixed with a live script, recorded dialogue and music.


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