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John Smith Anthology John Smith Anthology

John Smith Anthology John Smith Anthology
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John Smith's influential films have been shown in cinemas and galleries around the world for more than three decades. Inspired by the Structural Materialist ideas that dominated British artists' filmmaking during his formative years, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, Smith 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, his meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema. 'One of the most talented filmmakers of the postwar generation, he has attracted admirers from way beyond the narrow confines of the Avant Garde. His reputation rests on a quite unique sensibility which has successfully married three traits - humour, documentary and formal ingenuity - into an indissoluble whole.' - Michael O'Pray, Art Monthly This 3 DVD set contains a comprehensive selection of Smith's film and video works made between 1975 and 2007. Volume 1 Associations 1975, 7 mins The Girl Chewing Gum 1976, 12 mins Shepherd's Delight 1980-4, 34 mins Om 1986, 4 mins The Black Tower 1985-7, 23 mins Regression 1998-9, 17 mins Volume 2 Gargantuan 1992, 1 min Slow Glass 1988-91, 40 mins Blight 1994-96, 14 mins The Kiss 1999, 5 mins The Waste Land 1999, 5 mins Lost Sound 1998-2001, 28 mins Worst Case Scenario 2001-3, 18 mins Volume 3 Hotel Diaries: Frozen War, Ireland, 2001, 11 mins Museum Piece, Germany, 2004, 12 mins Throwing Stones, Switzerland, 2004, 11 mins B & B, England, 2005, 6 mins Pyramids/ Skunk, The Netherlands, 2006/7, 16 mins Dirty Pictures, Palestine, 2007, 14 mins Six Years Later, Ireland, 2007, 9 mins Please note that this DVD is for individual purchase only, for institutional sales please contact LUX directly. John Smith's influential films have been shown in cinemas and galleries around the world for more than three decades. Inspired by the Structural Materialist ideas that dominated British artists' filmmaking during his formative years, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, Smith 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, his meticulously crafted films rework and transform reality, playfully exploring and exposing the language of cinema. 'One of the most talented filmmakers of the postwar generation, he has attracted admirers from way beyond the narrow confines of the Avant Garde. His reputation rests on a quite unique sensibility which has successfully married three traits - humour, documentary and formal ingenuity - into an indissoluble whole.' - Michael O'Pray, Art Monthly This 3 DVD set contains a comprehensive selection of Smith's film and video works made between 1975 and 2007. Volume 1 Associations 1975, 7 mins The Girl Chewing Gum 1976, 12 mins Shepherd's Delight 1980-4, 34 mins Om 1986, 4 mins The Black Tower 1985-7, 23 mins Regression 1998-9, 17 mins Volume 2 Gargantuan 1992, 1 min Slow Glass 1988-91, 40 mins Blight 1994-96, 14 mins The Kiss 1999, 5 mins The Waste Land 1999, 5 mins Lost Sound 1998-2001, 28 mins Worst Case Scenario 2001-3, 18 mins Volume 3 Hotel Diaries: Frozen War, Ireland, 2001, 11 mins Museum Piece, Germany, 2004, 12 mins Throwing Stones, Switzerland, 2004, 11 mins B & B, England, 2005, 6 mins Pyramids/ Skunk, The Netherlands, 2006/7, 16 mins Dirty Pictures, Palestine, 2007, 14 mins Six Years Later, Ireland, 2007, 9 mins Please note that this DVD is for individual purchase only, for institutional sales please contact LUX directly.

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Accompanied by booklets containing essays by Adrian Danks, Nicky Hamlyn and Ian Christie.

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SKU 9780956794123
Year 1975-2007 (DVD 2011)
Director Smith, John
Format DVD
Publisher(s) LUX
Countries UK
Colour Colour + B&W
Language(s) English
Running time 295 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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