Sam Smith presented on his work in relation to cinema alongside artists Simone Hine and Fiona Williams. Followed by a screening of Le Mépris (1963) by Jean-Luc Godard.
Artist Sam Smith talks to Anneke Jaspers, the Gallery’s assistant curator of contemporary art. The exhibition Sam Smith: Cameraman relaunches the Gallery’s Contemporary Projects series.
Duration 30 minutes
Location: Contemporary project space, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sam Smith's new two-channel video Cameraman will run from 21 May - 14 Aug 2011 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Shot in 2011 on location in Berlin, this two-channel video installation presents a sequence of events that take place between a film set, a cameraman’s apartment and an artist’s studio. The fractured narrative involves two camera lenses – one real and one sculpted by the artist. One channel of video conveys the action of the film set and its protagonists; the other interweaves the perspective of the film being shot – the ‘film within the film’. For the viewer the experience is one of traversing the realities of multiple screen-worlds, and registering the slippages between them.
Sam Smith has cut a trailer for his new two-channel video Cameraman. The work will run from 21 May - 14 Aug 2011 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Shot recently on location in Berlin, this two-channel video installation presents a curious sequence of events that take place between a film set, a cameraman's apartment and an artist's studio, involving a camera lens imbued with mystical qualities.
Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art explores a spectrum of seductive, terrifying and fantastic potential futures. Sam Smith will present Time Travel in this group show.
Jai McKenzie wrote on Sam Smith's Permutation Set exhibition at ARTSPACE, Sydney. The text appears as part of Column 6, published by ARTSPACE.
Listening, speaking and performing are the threads that bind the works and texts platformed in issue 6 of Column, covering Artspace’s artistic program of January to September 2010. Beginning with Sean Lowry’s timely observations on the relationship between music and visually centred cultural formations, Column 6 follows the voice as it makes itself heard across works by Tony Birch & Tom Nicholson, Tamar Guimarães, Sam James, Ms & Mr, Jayce Salloum, Sam Smith and Wilkins Hill. The issue also sees greater priority given to artist pageworks as a means of expanding the possible uses of the publication, with the contribution of significant projects by Simon Denny, Sean Rafferty and Justene Williams on logic, mapping and spanglemachine makers.
Column is a bi-annual periodical that acts as a site for the critical contextualisation, elaboration and extension of Artspace’s ongoing program of exhibitions, performances, residencies and public programs.
Sam Smith was part of two Sanctioned Array screenings on November 2nd and 3rd at WHITE BOX, New York.
3 works by Sam Smith were included in videoArt, an artist video program as part of the 19th dokumentART: European Film Festival for Documentaries.
Permutation Set reviewed by Anneke Jaspers in Art & Australia Vol 48 No 1 Spring 2010.
Sam Smith will be part of the Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney booth at the Hong Kong International Art Fair.