Participants needed for a project by artist Emma Smith at the Zabludowicz Collection

14 June 2013

Installation view, Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection Part II, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Installation view, Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection Part II, 2013 at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch

∆E=W

Emma Smith

∆E=W (change in energy = the work) is a project by artist Emma Smith investigating the energetics of practice. Through interacting with the gallery space and each other, the public are invited to explore the energetic relation of people, practice and space.

A game of energy communication, spatial harmony, discordance and resonance, will be played within the Zabludowicz Collection on 27 June 2013. The game invites players to navigate the space and each other through a series of vocal and physical actions that communicate the energetic experience of their encounters.

∆E=W aims to collapse the distinction between art object and ephemeral act by considering all matter, on the sub-atomic level, as energy. Moving beyond a scientific constraint of how we might consider energy, the project investigates the potential of art as a mechanism for the channeling or conversion of energy as experienced physically through the body. Exploring energy in relation to the body, collective action, and practice, the game proposes a new language for interaction within the gallery.

PUBLIC CALL OUT
We are looking for 15 members of the public over 16 years old, male/female to take part in the game. No experience is necessary and activities will not be physically straining. We request that you can commit to the performance on Thursday 27 June from 19:00 to 20:30 and that you can attend a rehearsal on Monday 24 June from 18:30 to 20.00.

Information for potential participants:
>> The experience will take place inside the Zabludowicz Collection during opening hours as a response to the current exhibition, Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection Part II. Participants therefore need to be comfortable and happy to perform publicly.
>> The rehearsal - led by the artist - will include a talk on the concept of the work and a practical workshop to learn the practices and skills required to play the game.
>> The performance may be documented by film and photography.

To make an application for this voluntary position please email Kelly Large, Public Programme Curator at the Zabludowicz Collection on . with a few lines explaining why you are interested in taking part in this project and confirming your availability. Please also send your mobile number.

More information on Emma Smith here: http://www.emma-smith.com/