Eating Secret (2008-)
A participatory performance where Smith’s alter ego Mertle asks the public for their eating secrets in highly intimate one-to-ones. The secrets are delivered back to the audience along with actions such as baking or painting with food. Eating Secret was selected for the Tate Modern (one of 5 international feminists selected for ‘Feminism and the Archive’, 2009), Camden Arts Centre (appearing in Sally O’Reilly’s Big Art Rip Off for Fake Modern, 2010), Cochrane Theatre (for GFest, 2009) and most recently to launch IMAF (International Festival of Performance) at the Multimedial Art Gallery in Serbia, as part of the art residency programme in 2010. She was invited to participated on Food Glorious Food, an arts panel along with Bobby Baker and Oreet Ashery to discuss her projects on food, organised by Live Art Development Agency at the International Institute of Visual Arts, (IniVA February 2010).
“haunting & hallucinatory” Richard Dyer
Hidden histories revealed through Smith doubling live and on video. Selected for the National Review of Live Art (2008) where she was International Elevator Artist, launching the Festival at Tramway in Glasgow; for the International Symposium of Intimacy at Goldsmiths in 2007, where she performed at Albany Theatre; for the art collective OMSK at the Whipping Rooms in the East End; and Bad Grrls, Gadgets and Guerrilla Tactics for ‘re:Actor 2: International Conference of Digital Arts & Performance’ at Leeds University.