Smith's video work 'Into The Void' is featured in a text by Thea Constantino on Daily Serving. The article reviews Suspension, an exhibition of video works curated by Erin Coates currently running daily on the LED screen in the Perth Cultural Center.
How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow features work by six contemporary Australian artists and artist partnerships who are past recipients of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship for emerging artists.
Presenting early works alongside more recent projects by each artist and artist partnership, the exhibition offers a unique insight into the conceptual and artistic development of early career artists, highlighting how artists’ practices develop over time through sustained research, experimentation and refinement. The exhibition encourages us to rediscover the past in order to look to the future.
Featuring work by Lauren Brincat, Sean Cordeiro & Claire Healy, Todd McMillan, Ms&Mr, Tony Schwensen and Sam Smith, and ranging across photography, drawing, digital video and installation, the exhibition provides stimulating commentary on an array of current social and political issues, shedding light on the concerns of young artists today.
How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow Tour Schedule
(Tour dates subject to change)
Orange Regional Gallery: 23 March - 6 May 2012
Albury Art Gallery: 22 June - 29 July 2012
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre: 3 August - 2 September 2012
Manly Art Gallery & Museum: 12 October - 18 November 2012
Gosford Regional Gallery: 1 December 2012 - 27 January 2013
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: 8 February 2013 - 17 March 2013
Redland Art Gallery, Queensland: 7 April 2013 - 19 May 2013
Showing on Perth Cultural Centre’s new LED, Suspension is a screen-based exhibition curated by Perth artist/curator Erin Coates. The seven featured artists are a mixture of established and new talent from across Australia; Marcus Canning (WA), Erin Coates (WA), Lily Hibberd (VIC), Loren Holmes (WA/UK), Jacqui Monks (WA), Sam Smith (NSW) and Justin Spiers (WA/NZ). Referencing the notion of ‘suspended disbelief’ Coates has selected works that revel in the unreality of constructed screen space. The videos employ techniques of green-screening, time remapping, rotoscope animation, infra-red vision and video collage to reflect upon the inherent nature of digital media as non-linear, hyper-visual, layered and pliable. This collection of works dilate time and suspend our disbelief, holding viewers in moments that are wondrous, horrifying, hypnotic and magical. Suspension screens at 8pm 2 March, and then throughout the month at programed times.
Sam Smith will install new work for Out of the black, a group show with Regina de Miguel and Kim Westerström at REH Kunst, Berlin. Curated by Lauren Reid.
Echoing the unique, expanding architectural form of the building, REH Kunst becomes an imaginary telescope for the duration of Out of the black. The exhibition draws together three artists from different corners of the globe whose work provides a view into other dimensions and realities.
Cameraman will make it's European premiere at Momentum Berlin with the generous support of GRANTPIRRIE|Projects.
Momentum is a non-profit global platform for time-based art with an exhibition space in Berlin. Launched in Sydney in 2010 with an event bringing together international commercial and non-commercial galleries, a performance program, an international symposium, and a micro-residency, Momentum is a laboratory designed to interrogate the bounds of what we mean by time-based art, and to question and counteract the commercial marginalization of some of the most innovative and exciting art practices today.
Three objects from the Objects and Slides series alongside a new 2-channel version of Permutation Set will be exhibited as part of Conversations from here, a group show at 3+1 Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon. Also exhibiting are James & Eleanor Avery and Selina Ou.
Cameraman (2011) and Control Structure (2008) have been acquired into the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
A presentation of cinematic obsessions by self confessed cinefiles Kate Jinx and Sam Smith
Video installation artist Sam Smith explores the history of films about filmmaking. From Buster Keaton's The Cameraman via French New Wave classics Le Mépris and Le Nuit Americaine to later films which include The State of Things, Living in Oblivion and The Player, Smith will reflect on how celluloid depicts the film apparatus that creates it.
For Objects and Slides, Sam Smith continues his investigation into the apparatus of cinema as a sculptural form and the (de)construction of time and space within this. The exhibition is comprised of a suite of newly cast sculptures and a slide carousel projection, which Smith views as an extension of the studio work made for his two-channel video installation Cameraman 2011. And as such, the objects made for Cameraman are brought from the screen and into the gallery space. In playing with this idea of cinema as three-dimensional, Smith fractures and distorts the image of the camera lens whilst rendering it solid through the casting process. Also featured is a photographic sequence titled Time-lapse 2011 depicting Cameraman’s central sculpture in various states of degradation, introducing the concept of time to this static sequence.
Sam Smith will install Video Camera [HDW-F900/3] (2007) in Motion / Pictures at the former Paramount Pictures Building. This group show, curated by Joseph Allen Shea (director of Gallery A.S.), considers the influence of cinema and the moving image upon the visual arts.
With works spanning painting, video, film, photography, site-specific murals and neon, sculpture, drawing, performance and collage the exhibition considers the retired glamour of the silver screen and the crumble of old Hollywood with the ascension/descension of video and the internet.