∆E=W is an ongoing project by artist Emma Smith developed from a series of experiments involving touch, the gaze and spatial harmonics.
A group of pre-selected members of the public was invited to reconsider the experience we have in a gallery through a series of vocal and physical responses to artworks on display. By interacting with Tate’s collection and each other, the players experiment with moving beyond a solo and contemplative relationship to art to explore the energetic relations between people, practice and space.
∆E=W aims to collapse the distinction between art object and ephemeral act by considering all matter, on the sub-atomic level, as energy. Moving beyond a scientific conception of energy, the project investigates the potential of art as a mechanism for channeling or converting energy as we physically experience it. Exploring energy in relation to the body, collective action, practice and work, the game proposes a new language for interpretation and interaction within the gallery.
The game was played in the Energy and Process galleries on level 5 of Tate Modern, in room 3.
∆E=W has been developed with the support of Artsadmin, London.