‘The Horizontal Window’ is conceptualised as a multi-faceted project that explores the window as a framing device in Modernist architecture and how it can be related to the language of the cinematic frame. For his project at The Telfer Gallery, Sam Smith will present a large-scale architectural installation that will act as a site for a new video work and performance.
Part of Glasgow International’s Supported Programme 2016.
Saturday 9 April 2016 6–9pm
Saturday 9 April 2016 7.30pm
Saturday 23 April 2016 4.30pm
After Photography is a three-part exhibition that, by questioning what there is after figurative photography, examines how photography can signify something other than what it shows, freeing itself not just from the heaviness of strict representation, but also from its very condition as a reality reproduction and depiction tool. The exhibition explores forms that enable photography to free itself from—to borrow the words of Barthes—“the fascination of photography as a fascination for what was”, as well as forms that, by means of a reworking of the photographic gesture, endeavour to erase it or recreate it through other mediums.
Artists: Janis Avotins, Dieter Hacker, Nøne futbol club, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, Abigail Reynolds, Sebastien Riemer, Ariane Schick, Joachim Schmid, Sarah Schoenfeld, Sam Smith.
Curated by Pascale Krief.
We know the world by how we see it. In the exhibition Ways of Looking contemporary artists are investigating different ways of looking onto the world. The exhibition focuses not only on how new digital media and their apparatus replace systems of looking manifest in cinema or sculpture. It rather asked what kind of new perspectives can emerge at the interfaces of analogue and digital, and how these forms will change our view of reality, history and ourselves.
Curated by Heidi Brunnschweiler
Exhibition: Sat 5.3.–Sun 10.4.2016
Opening: Fri 4.3.2016, 7.30 pm
Performance Sam Smith 7.30; 8.30; 9.30 pm, Gallery II
Performance Sam Smith, Gallery II
Sat 5.3.2016, 6.30; 7.30 pm
Thu 17.3.2016, 6.30; 7.30 pm
Fri 18.3.2016, 6.30; 7.30 pm
Guided Tour, Thu 17.3. 2016, 7 pm
Talk Fri 8.4.2016, 7.30 pm, Mies’ Bilder, Dr. Lutz Robbers, Architekturtheorie RWTH Aachen, in cooperation with the Architekturforum Freiburg (Kammertheater)
Documentation by Miss Dove is now online of the exhibition Sam Smith: Forma Lenta at Centro de Artes Visuais, Portugal.
Objects from the Temperate Palm House is a group exhibition presenting new, existing and commissioned work by eleven early career artists from Scotland, the UK and Europe. The exhibition engages with artists whose practices are overtly object-oriented or sculptural - and asks them to contribute an artwork to be displayed on top of a series of historic palm trunks from the archive of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Curated by Chloe Reith and Kirsty White.
Join us for a lunchtime presentation by artist Sam Smith, who featured in 'this place is really nowhere' at JW back in May with the film 'Slow Fragmentation'. This is the fifth event in a series titled ‘in other words’, unfolding over the course of five weekends in November and December at JupiterWoods.
‘in other words’ is a series of conversational presentations looking more closely at what has been and where we are heading. These lunchtime events are structured around an inversion of the ‘studio visit’ and operate as a stage for conducting research, inviting artistic practitioners to talk about the undercurrents of their work. This is an occasion to dwell deeper within the intentions and gestures underpinning the practices of artists who have exhibited with us over the year. Equally, it acts as an opportunity to look forward and get acquainted with practitioners new to JW, potentially shaping our programme to come.
As part of Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival, ACMI hosts the Australian premiere of Smith's NOTES live audio-visual collage, that questions our complicity in the digital consumption of information.
Curated by Filipa Oliveira
Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico explained that his aim was to construct images that incited a slow- paced gaze. Sam Smith employs a similar strategy. Focusing on the cinematic apparatus and imagination, Smith produces works that expand the concept of film by creating multi-layered, multi-temporal experiences of the image. The experience is one of traversing different realities.
In Smith’s work, and particularly in this exhibition, there is an ingenious interaction, spillage even, between cinema, sculpture and the architectural space. Cinema takes a sculptural turn and sculpture takes a cine- matic turn in an intimate relationship with the exhibition space.
Not only cinema is presented as a slow form, but also art becomes the space for deceleration, for a slow- paced, high-intensity experience of time and image. Smith provokes a tension between the apparatus, the machine and its form and thus presents an expansive form-knowledge experience.
Smth's commissioned installation Slow Fragmentation opens Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival 2015 at Screen Space
curated by Erik Martinson
Monday July 13, 2015 at 3:30 - 5:30pm
UCSB Department of Art, Room 1237
The appearance of a weathered VHS copy of Hellraiser atop a bus shelter on Old Kent Road in South London became a kind of urban legend, or at least a puzzle. Since this first occurrence in 2012, there have been other instances, other portals opening, visible from the upper level of double-decker buses. Copycats aside, the content of the bleached VHS case, Clive Barker’s 1987 film, has at its core a puzzle box, the ‘Lament Configuration’. This box, when solved, can suture dimensions. From the other side, the ‘Cenobites’, demonic in appearance, claim the clever individual for a suturing of another kind, between pleasure and pain. A pop mystery, the VHS tape in its odd placement, now a different sort of analog puzzle box, offers a detour on a routine commute. Portals, mundane or not, need a here and there, a clever body to pass through.
Portal Atop a Bus Stop is a screening of international artists’ films and videos (im)materializing in various constellations for a multitude of sites. Erik Martinson is an independent curator currently based in London, UK.
JUST DO IT, Avril Corroon (Ireland), 2014, 6:42
The Eternal Quarter Inch, Jesse McLean (USA), 2008, 9:00
Slow Fragmentation, Sam Smith (Australia), 2015, 5:30
? HS. FS. ZWN-BS. NC. BS, Paul Simon Richards (UK), 2014, 14:00
Figure-ground, Jean-Paul Kelly (Canada), 2013, 4:46
Devil’s Gate, Laura Kraning (USA), 2011, 20:00
Immortality, Home and Elsewhere, Sasha Litvintseva (UK), 2014, 12:28