When Tom Pope and Terrence Smith embarked on their seven-day journey between London and Brighton by tandem bicycle, we asked them to answer one question per day. During the journey they applied strict rules, including not speaking to each other, turning their collaborative journey into a performative event captured in the experimental film Silent Fore to Aft.
We will be publishing a question and their collaborative text and photographic answers each day culminating with the premiere of Silent Fore to Aft between 6-10pm on Saturday 18th October at Circus Street Market in a specially designed truck trailer. The following day at 2pm, Tom Pope and Terrence Smith will hold an artist talk about the project at the University of Brighton, Grand Parade. Book your free place here.
What does collaboration look/sound/feel like on this journey?
Wet sweat. Burning knees. Heavy heat. Texture. Tempo. And drifting rhythm. A slur of gravel, the rustle beneath feet, the ticking of time, a constant beat. Oh anxious, ever changing environment, how you seduce me. With your vistas, your dreary beauty, your lonely children and cold heart. What is it that I am meant to do with you?