VIDEO PERFORMANCE 2016 – 19
E.1027

E.1027, performance view, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: live programme, DAMA, courtesy: DAMA, photo credits: Records Italia
E.1027, originally developed for Whitechapel Gallery, London, is a performance video based on the history and imagined future of Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray’s eponymous villa. A history of conflict, etched within the building’s material structure, plays out in episodes of companionship, obsession, murder and destruction. The work actively seeks to diminish the importance of Le Corbusier within this narrative, whose obsesssive relationship with E.1027 is encaptured in his vandalistic murals that we painted directly onto the walls of the house. Smith's performance gives resonance to the house as an entity capable of reorganising matter, facilitating life and playing a central part in its own narrative.

Performances:
The Australian Centre for Photography at Cement Fondu, Sydney, 15 May 2019
Gotland Art Museum, Sweden, 28 March 2019
Smoke and Mirrors, DAMA Live Programme, Turin, 1 November 2017
SAM SMITH: E.1027, Charlottenborg Art Talks, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 10 May 2017
Here the Sun does not enter, Assembly Point, London, 8 March 2017
E.1027, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 8 December 2016 (premiere)

Full list of samples availlable on request
studio [at] samsmith.net.au

E.1027, performance view, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: live programme, DAMA, courtesy: DAMA, photo credits: Records Italia

E.1027, performance view, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: live programme, DAMA, courtesy: DAMA, photo credits: Records Italia

E.1027, performance view, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: live programme, DAMA, courtesy: DAMA, photo credits: Records Italia

E.1027, performance view, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: live programme, DAMA, courtesy: DAMA, photo: Nella Aarne
E.1027 (2016-2019)
Two channel live video performance, approx 45 mins
Script: Sam Smith and Nella Aarne
Voice: Sarah Burke, Charles Martins, Jan Dorosz