Terry Smith – Mirror2 at Whitechapel Gallery will be a live artwork preoccupied by isolation, repetition, and routine – human conditions which concern, absorb, and connect us.
The central music is the piece Two6 by John Cage with other audio works completing the soundtrack. The movement draws on influences that include Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham, Station House Opera, Theatre of Mistakes, Gary Stevens, Kenneth McMillian, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.
The performers are Lise Boucon, Sarah April Lamb, and Randolph Matthews. Paola Piccato is associate choreographer.
Terry Smith: Mirror2, Tuesday 24th October, 7pm, TICKETS
Terry Smith’s multidisciplinary practice has been exhibited internationally. Nick Serota invited Terry to make interventions in Bankside Power station in 1996 before it became Tate Modern. In 2014, Drawing Center and New Museum in New York commissioned his street work Capital Revisited. The same year he was also invited to present a performance, The Foundling, at the Ca Pesaro in Venice, developed from a project commissioned by the Foundling Museum in London. He collaborated with Randolph Matthews in a new work Shadows 2021 shown at the Quarterhouse Folkestone.
Smith is well known for initiating interventions and disruptions in public museums, galleries, and derelict buildings, cutting into the walls of the buildings from Peckham to Venezuela, in the British Museum, Tate Modern, MACBA Barcelona and Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas.