In June 2013, Sam Smith will return to the Helsinki International Artist Programme for a one month residency. During this time he will mount a two-person exhibition at Sinne Gallery with Linda Hofvander.
Sam Smith's 'Film Wthout a Past' will be screening in the Video Room at Valle Ortí alongside the exhibition 'Online / Offline / encoding the everyday life'. The project is curated by Lorenzo Sandoval.
Sam Smith with be presenting work with 3+1 Arte Contemporanea (stand 10H03) at ARCO Madrid from 13-17 Febuary 2013. The artist will be present at the fair.
indi berlin magazine art editor, James Harper, caught up with Smith to discuss his working methods and how cinema has influenced him in and out of art.
Video Lens [HJ11x4.7B] (2007) will be part of ‘When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Video Artist’ at Plimsoll Gallery in Hobart, Australia. The exhibition features ten video and new media works from the Artbank collection, including: Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Robin Hungerford, Jess MacNeil, Ms&Mr, James Newitt, Elvis Richardson, Joan Ross and Sam Smith.
Film Without a Past (2012) will premiere in Berlin at Altes Finanzamt opening on Friday 14 September 2012.
In 2002 the Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki released Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past), a film shot primarily in Helsinki. The narrative centres on a man (identified in the credits simply as M.) who loses his memory after being robbed and beaten in Kaisaniemi park near the central railway station. Film Without a Past (2012) makes a second erasure, stripping the original film is of its images. The remaining audio becomes the anchor for a new visual system that builds a montage language from association, retracing and expanding the streets, bars and façades of Kaurismäki's nostalgic Helsinki.
Sam Smith's two channel video Frame, Lens (2012) will be on display at Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane from August 22 - September 8.
Sam Smith's Cameraman (2011) will be screened at Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki on Thursday, July 26. The bar will be open from 7 – 9pm with the screening starting at 8pm, everyone welcome.
A special cinema presentation of recent works by Australian artist Sam Smith as part of the Australian Cinémathèque’s ongoing series of programs focused on the connections between art and cinema. Smith’s work integrates sculptural construction and moving image in an artistic critique of cinema’s apparatus. Interrogating the formal structure of screen-space his work examines montage, filmic narrative and the camera instrument.
Sam Smith is currently on residency at Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Program (HIAP) on Suomenliina Island, Finland. He will remain in residence until August 11th 2012.