Terry Smith: The Foundling

Terry Smith: The Foundling
Library Shelf Location 18.SMIT
Publication Date 2009
Description The Foundling is a multi-discipline, video and sound installation by the artist Terry Smith, which opened at the Foundling Museum on Wednesday 7 October 2009. This major new work was commissioned by Gill Hedley for the Foundling Museum’s contemporary art programme. 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 year. Lost and Found for Tete a Tete Opera Festival was shown at the Riverside Studios in August 2008; Hide and Seek – a promenade piece was performed at the Foundling Museum in April 2009 and Sticks AND STONES at St Georges Church, Venice, at the 53rd Venice Biennale. The installation is presented in the form of a series of video pieces displayed in the dedicated Exhibition Gallery and a sound work, STRING, installed on the original eighteenth century staircase. Smith has also created series of photographs taken at Ashlyns School, formerly the Foundling Hospital that closed in 1956, exhibited in the café space. 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.
ISBN 9780956383501
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Author Mel Gooding
Format Paperback
Publisher workinprogress
Related Artist Terry Smith
Categories Audio/Sound Art/Music, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Related Gallery The Foundling Museum
Language English

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