15.05.19 Live Performance: Sam Smith 'E.1027'Australian Centre for Photography
ABOUT THE EVENT
The ACP has the pleasure of hosting E.1027 by UK-based, Australian artist Sam Smith. This multi-channel video performance is a fusion of cinema and computer desktop, which charts the history and imagined future of E.1027 – a house built by the Modernist architect Eileen Gray at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France between 1826-1929. The artist orchestrates a digital palette of moving images, sound and text to open fissures in the singular notion of a ‘finished’ work of art. In presenting such a dynamic visual framework, Sam challenges the limitations of the single point of focus of lens-based technologies. Conceptually, the work takes an innovative perspective on, what are commonly considered, innate objects to imbue them with sentience. Entwined within the narrative of E.1027 is the voice of steel, glass and concrete – the material fabric from which the house is built.
Image: Sam Smith, Production still from E.1027, 2016-2019.