John Smith - British Avantgarde Cinema

Donnerstag, Juli 17, 20:00, Kino Wintergarten im Andreasstadel
presented by Deniz Johns
with the friendly support of LUX London

Deniz Johns führt ein in die Arbeit von John Smith, der seit Mitte der 70er Jahre mit Video, Film und Installationen internationale Berühmtheit erlangte. So ist diese kleine Auswahl mit drei Filmen eine Zeitreise durch verschiedene Perioden seines Schaffens.

John Smith is one of the greatest avant-garde filmmakers of England. He has made around 40 film, video and installation works since 1975. His films have been shown internationally in cinemas, art galleries and on TV. John Smith‘s cinema is hard to describe, it moves accross the categories and boundaries of fictional narrative, conceptual art and documentary as well as various forms of other avant-garde cinema. The Girl Chewing Gum (1976 UK), probably Smith‘s best known film, is one of the finest examples of British avant-garde films. It explores the link between image and sound, and while enjoying the power of language he questions their relation. And as in his many other films humor arises from this kind of exploration. Om (1986 UK) In this four minute film Smith plays with the spectators aural and visual expectations in a very powerful and humorous way. Museum Piece (2004 GER) is the second episode in the Hotel Diaries series, a collection of video recordings made in various hotel rooms in different countries some of which are Israel, Palastine, Ireland and Germany. This video piece while being a personal film also is a reflection on social and political issues. Museum Piece is the winner of Best International Short Film prize at Cork Film Festival, 2005

In addition, Deniz Johns will show a selection of her own works.

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