• The Foundling / Terry Smith and Mel Gooding
The Foundling / Terry Smith and Mel Gooding
The Foundling / Terry Smith and Mel Gooding

The Foundling / Terry Smith and Mel Gooding

Perfect bindings

7.9 x 9.9 in; 20 x 25 cm
Emma Hill
Dayfold Print
Neil Crawford
Perfect bindings. Black paper wrappers; black dust jacket with white lettering. 64 unnumbered pages. Typeset in 12/16pt FF InfoText. "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 was 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 Cafe. 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." --Foundling Museum website. "The Foundling project was developed through collaborative performances with ... Ian Dearden and ... Linda Hirst which took place at the Foundling Museum and at live performances in Venice and London. Smith used these events to workshop and construct an installation that explored not only the specific context of the museum but also wider issues around childhood and identity." --Back flap.