John SMITH

(1952- )
Nationality: english

John Smith was born in Walthamstow, east London in 1952 and studied film at the Royal College of Art. Inspired during his formative years by conceptual art and structural film, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, he has developed a body of work that deftly subverts the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. Drawing upon the raw material of everyday life, Smith's meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema.

Smith's work has been widely shown in independent cinemas and art galleries around the world and awarded major prizes at many international film festivals. He received the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists in 2011, and in 2013 he was the winner of Film London's Jarman Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2015); Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2015); Centre d'Art Contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, Paris (2014); The Gallery, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne (2014); Figge von Rosen Gallery, Cologne (2013); Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012) and Weserburg Museum for Modern Art, Bremen (2012). His work is held in numerous collections including Tate Gallery, Arts Council England, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Kunstmuseum Magdeburg.

24 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

JOUR DE FÊTE
2017 / Mobile phone / color / sound / single screen / 1' 12 / 25 €
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SONG FOR EUROPE
2017 / Mobile phone / color / sound / single screen / 3' 50 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server
WHO ARE WE?
2016 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 3' 38 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server
STEVE HATES FISH
2015 / HD & Mobile phone / color / sound / single screen / 4' 52 / 45 €
distribution: Digital file on server
WHITE HOLE
2014 / HD / b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 42 / 50 €
distribution: Digital file on server
DAD'S STICK
2012 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 4' 53 / 45 €
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SOFT WORK
2012 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 37' 00 / 95 €
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UNUSUAL RED CARDIGAN
2011 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 12' 46 / 55 €
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THE MAN PHONING MUM
1976-2011 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 11' 36 / 55 €
distribution: Digital file on USB stick
FLAG MOUNTAIN
2010 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 50 €
distribution: Digital file on server or HDV
DIRTY PICTURES - (HOTEL DIARIES 7)
2007 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 60 €
distribution: Mini DV
HOTEL DIARIES (PARTS 1-8)
2001-2007 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 82' 15 / 180 €
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  HOTEL DIARIES (PARTS 1-3)
2001-2004 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 34' 54 / 110 €
distribution: DVCAM
  WORST CASE SCENARIO
2001-2003 / Digital Betacam / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 18' 45 / 65 €
distribution: Digital file on server or DVCAM
FROZEN WAR - (HOTEL DIARIES 1)
2001 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 11' 00 / 50 €
distribution: Betacam SP or Mini DV
LOST SOUND
2001 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 28' 00 / 85 €
distribution: Betacam SP
THE KISS
1999 / Betacam SP / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 35 €
distribution: Betacam SP or DCP on server or Digital file on server
BLIGHT
1994-1996 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 65 €
distribution: Betacam SP or Digital file on server or Mini DV
GARGANTUAN
1992 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 1' 00 / 30 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
SLOW GLASS
1988-1991 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 40' 00 / 140 €
distribution: 16mm
THE BLACK TOWER
1985-1987 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 23' 00 / 85 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
OM
1986 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 4' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
THE GIRL CHEWING GUM
1976 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 60 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
ASSOCIATIONS
1975 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 30 / 50 €
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