Cauleen Smith: COVID MANIFESTO 

One of America’s leading artists Cauleen Smith will present her COVID MANIFESTO curated in collaboration with The Showroom, London, directed by Elvira Dyangani Ose on the Piccadilly Lights giant screen every night in November. Smith will be rewriting and revealing each point of the Manifesto throughout the duration of November. In a sort of 'living' still life, the artist's desk will be the tableau, in which personal items, remnants of daily rituals, and key references to her practice will accumulate, appear and disappear. COVID MANIFESTO consists of 23 pronouncements. The project will unfold in a sequence, a crescendo, that will be punctuated by 7 intermissions selected from Smith’s existing works. Over the month, the personal and poetic, the eventful and now historical, will feature as Smith responds to Covid-19 and its multiple aftermaths. 

The CIRCA Calendar is a daily stream of supporting content that is led by a desire to tacitly inform each artist's video work that gets screened on the Piccadilly Lights. This programme of content seeks to be impromptu and educative, and offer a new way of delving into the lives and practices of exhibiting artists. For Cauleen Smith's month viewers to the Calendar will find artist resources from images, exhibitions, film articles, music, reading lists, and more, curated in collaboration with CIRCA and The Showroom.

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