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6 October 2015

A new performance work by artist Emma Smith: a call and response sea-shanty based on love letters written between strangers as they sailed the English Channel.
This new work, developed at sea, explores the romance of encounter with another in the space of imagination.
Subverting the possibility for disappointment by meeting only through the hope of imagination the work was developed through a love letter exchange between passengers traveling in opposite directions across the English Channel. Matched and exchanged anonymously based solely on the proximity of imagination these letters form the basis of the shanty.
Tuesday 6 October at 5pm.

Performed by the artist and Hastings Town Singers the public are invited to come and listen or join in. The performance will last for approximately half an hour.
This work has been commissioned as part of diep-haven festival New World.
Emma Smith is an artist and works internationally. Exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre (2006), Whitechapel Gallery (2007 & 2008), The Showroom (2011), Tate Modern (2011 & 2012), Matadero Madrid (2013), ICA (2013), Fabrikken for Kunst og Design (2014), Arnolfini (2013 & 2015), and Kunstmuseum Luzern (2015), with residency and research fellowships across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and North America.


Image: Alfred Wallis, Two Boats, circa 1930