Sam Smith
23 January – 3 February 2019


Lithic Choreographies at International Film Festival Rotterdam

Lithic Choreographies is screening as part of the Bright Future section at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Fri 25 Jan, KINO 2, 19:30 – 20:47
Sun 27 Jan, LantarenVenster 2, 13:45 – 15:02
Sat 2 Feb, LantarenVenster 2, 13:30 – 14:47



18 – 19 January 2019


Screening at Tai Kwun Art Centre

ICF is presenting a film programme in Hong Kong on Fri 18th & Sat 19th Jan (6:00 - 8:45 PM) in the Prison Yard of the Tai Kwun Art Centre.

The programme brings together works by six international artists that address certain geopolitical, historical, cultural and economic relationships between specific cities and places. It explores narratives of global connections and exchange through the films of Larry Achiampong, Madiha Aijaz, Iván Argote, Mohau Modisakeng, Amie Siegel and Sam Smith.

Sam Smith’s film Lithic Choreographies examines the geological history of the Swedish island of Gotland, Larry Achiampong uncovers fragments of the forgotten empire of the United Kingdom in Relic 1, and Madiha Aijaz’s These Silences Are All The Words takes its lead from a series of conversations held in the Bedil Library in 2017, examining a range of topics in Pakistani history and culture. Mohau Modisakeng meditates on the types of migration to and from South Africa in his work Passage, Iván Argote digs an imaginary channel from Indonesia to Colombia in As Far As We Could Get, while Amie Siegel’s film The Architects moves through various architecture studios in New York City, gazing uncompromisingly at the highly networked production of global architecture.

The programme is part the project Migrating Cities curated by Jessica Taylor and Gabria Lupone of the ICF and commissioned by Chelsea College of Arts for the UAL Global Pavilion at Tai Kwun.


17 November 2018 – 21 April 2019


Lithic Choreographies at Gotland Art Museum, Sweden

Sam Smith’s exhibition at Gotland Art Museum expands the research conducted during his visits to Gotland in 2017 and 2018 while producing his new film, Lithic Choreographies (2018). The film, which occupies the center of the exhibition, blends historical data and speculative science fictions to chronicle different chapters in the story of the island’s geological strata. Working with locals to ground his investigations within the communities and landscapes of Gotland, Smith seeks to re-imagine our modes of engagement with and contributions to ecological assemblages.

Lithic Choreographies was commissioned by International Art Space for spaced 3: north by southeast and produced in collaboration with Baltic Art Center.

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October 2018


'Without light, we can't have images: Sam Smith architecture & the cinematic' in Photofile #102

Allison Holland's essay on Sam Smith's video performance practice has been published by Photofile in issue 102 of the magazine.

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28 September 2018, 18.00 – 22.00


Uniqlo Tate Lates

This month we are taking inspiration from Christian Marclay’s The Clock with a vibrant mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops, pop-up talks and street food at Tate Modern.

Hear from artist Sam Smith about the use of sampling in his computer desktop video performances where video footage is combined live with sound and text. He’ll chat through recent works E.1027, NOTES and Slow Fragmentation.

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18 August 2018 – 7 January 2019


Spaced 3: North by southeast at Art Gallery of Western Australia

Organised by the WA-based International Art Space, spaced 3: north by southeast brings together 11 artists from Australia and the Nordic region.

Artistic explorers of a different kind are celebrated in spaced 3: north by southeast. Six Australian artists completed artistic residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and five Nordic artists find their place in Western Australia’s rural and remote communities. Using sculpture, video, photography and installation, this show is an enlightening series of windows onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.

The decision to place artists in regional and remote locations is motivated by the fact that even small and seemingly isolated towns are affected by global economic, environmental and social forces. The interplay between the strong sense of local identity, which is typical of these communities, and the effects of globalisation provides a fertile ground for artists to explore.

Participating Artists:
Robyn Backen (NSW), Michelle Eistrup (Denmark), Gustav Hellberg (Sweden), Deborah Kelly (NSW), Danius Kesminas (VIC), Tor Lindstrand (Sweden), Heidi Lunabba (Finland), Dan McCabe (WA), Linda Persson (Sweden), Keg de Souza (NSW), Sam Smith (NSW).

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23 January - 1 February 2018


Plymouth Art Centre

Plymouth Art Center presents Smith's 2016 film The Horizontal Window as part of its Gallery in the Cinema programme.

1 – 5pm (except when the cinema is in use for matinees, please phone ahead to check). Duration 17:11 minutes looped, Free.

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1 November 2017


DAMA, Turin

For the opening of D-A-M-A, Sam Smith with perform E.1027 followed by a presentation of The Horizontal Window as part of the live proogramme SMOKE AND MIRRORS

curated by João Laia.


2-5 NOVEMBER 2017
Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Via Bligny 2, 10122 Turin, Italy

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October 2017


Contribution to Fireflies Issue #5

Fireflies is a print film magazine created between Berlin and Melbourne. Each issue assembles an international group of writers and visual artists to celebrate the work of two extraordinary filmmakers through personal essays, interviews and creative responses.

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March - May 2017


Residency at Baltic Art Center for Spaced 3: north by southeast

Sam Smith will undertake a multi-stage residency at Baltic Art Center in Visby, Sweden as part of the Spaced 3: north by southeast programme run by International Art Space


Spaced 3: north by southeast is a program centred on an artists’ exchange between Nordic and Australian visual artists. The program will span three years (2016-18) and constitute the core of the third iteration of spaced, a recurring international program of context-responsive art, presented by International Art Space (IAS).

Spaced 3: north by southeast will comprise 12 residency-based projects that will take place in regional, remote and outer-urban locations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Western Australia. Nordic artists will undertake their residencies in Western Australia, whilst Australian artists will be placed in the Nordic region. These residencies are positioned as the means to develop new works that will be created by each artist in response to their engagement with the social, environmental and historical contexts of the host communities.

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