After sunset, the Museum's first artist in residence Sam Belinfante will present an ambulatory performance of new and found music and theatre, playing with the ways in which the Museum and Soane himself, are both illuminated and elucidated.
Using Shakespeare’s extraordinary Midsummer Night’s Dream as both libretto and plan, the artist, museum staff and a chorus of amateur and professional musicians will rehearse, restage and rearrange key elements of Soane’s architecture and the adjacent theatrical structures.
About the event
The performance begins at 19.00 and lasts an hour. A glass of wine or soft drink is included in your ticket price.
About the performers
Sam Belinfante is an artist living and working in London. Along with filmmaking and photographic work, his practice incorporates curating, sound and performance. Recent exhibitions include On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017); This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016–17) and To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, Radar at Loughborough’s Carillion (2018). Recent performances include The Long, very long Journey with Laure Prouvost at Kunshalle Wien, Vienna; Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Art Centre where he was artist in residence 2015–16. In 2021 Belinfante presented On the Circulation of Blood, a major sculptural and performance commission for Creative Folkestone Triennial. He was the first Artist in Residence at Sir John Soane's Museum, London (2023).
Performers: Patricia Auchterlonie, Kirsty Ferguson-Lewis, Scott McLaughlin, Heather Roche and Musarc