Tom Pope and Terrence Smith – 7 Days, 7 Questions: Day 5

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.

Day 5

Did you encounter anything strange today?

I see my own image as someone else. They’re next to me in bed, in the bathroom mirror brushing teeth, with me at breakfast and at dinner. It is as if I was watching myself think and digest all things, breathing and living and as I see the cogs turn I discover the clockwork of my own design. I am rational, I am pointalisitic, I am strange and new and disorientated, free and self-indulgent. You are strange and bleak.

– Terry

Tom question 5

– Tom