Live Performance by Terry Smith
A Special Event of the Venice International Perfrmance Art Week
Thursday, December the 18th, 2014
Venice, Ca’Pesaro, International Gallery of Modern Art
At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Terry Smith continues working on his on-going multi-disciplinary project The Foundling.
Initially commissioned by Gill Hedley for the Foundling Museum’s contemporary art program, The Foundling is constructed in a series of individual and related sequences that have been developed through a series of live performances that have taken place over the last years. Using found images and sounds as well as deconstructed scores by Handel and Vivaldi, The Foundling plays with ideas of the hidden and the lost. In a year, which celebrates Baroque music this piece acknowledged the active contributions that Handel and Vivaldi both made to institutions in London and Venice respectively, dedicated to giving vulnerable and destitute children a second chance at life.
The Foundling is a collaborative project bringing together musicians, composers, sound designers and writers and cinematographers. Smith’s approach to these projects is an open collaborative process. Discussions, workshops, rehearsals and performances have enabled him to construct a work that is informed and determined by the different skills and ideas of the individuals involved.
The Foundling is a unique meeting of different art forms. Crucial in this collaboration is Ian Dearden, renowed composer and sound designer, Linda Hirst (vocalist), Oliver Coates (cello), Minguel Tantos (trombone), the cinematographer Jonathan Callery, and the actor Julian Bird, and contains special commissioned new texts by writer Mel Gooding.
Live Music Performance with:
Marita Isobel Solberg (Voice)
Giorgio de Battisti (Violin)
Mauro Sambo (Sax)
Samanta Cinquini, MIcaela Leonardi (Performer)
Coordinated by Jennifer Macmillan Johnson for Studio Contemporaneo.