Sam Smith

Sam Smith @ Cosmos Carl, Feb 5

3 February 2016

A new work by London-based artist Sam Smith will be available to view on online platform Cosmos Carl, from 4pm on February 5.

Since 2013 the artist has been making and gathering video performances, and other material, which until now has remained unrecorded and not presented as a body of work online. Smith has titled this upcoming presentation, NOTES.

Considering that Cosmos Carl is an online platform without a predetermined formal interface in terms of the work and presentations of work that it hosts, it will be interesting to see how NOTES exists and looks as a site –or page.

Smith is also taking part in A Night With Jupiter Woods hosted at Shanaynay in Paris on the same evening.

See the FB Event page for more details**

Sam Smith, spread from Frames of Reference. Courtesy the artist and Dimanche Press.
Sam Smith, spread from Frames of Reference. Courtesy the artist and Dimanche Press.


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‘A Night With Jupiter Woods’ @ Shanaynay, Feb 5

3 February 2016

‘A Night With Jupiter Woods’ is at Paris’ Shanaynayas a part of their A Night With series running throughout the month, on February 5.

“Eighteen months at sea, we are now beginning to trace the contours of what constitutes this ambiguous being, Jupiter Woods”, sighs the accompanying letter for the upcoming event, sent to Shanaynay.

Jupiter Woods will “bring forth actants” Sanna Helena Berger, Eloïse BonneviotKaren KramerJaakko Pallasvuo and Sam Smith –each of whom have worked closely in the past year with the South East London project space –by showing films by the artists, before discussing how they will continue to exist as this “ambiguous being”.

“What are the conditions in which we operate?” ask Jupiter Woods co-founders Carolina Ongaro and Hanna Laura Kaljo in their letter. It seems a timely conversation to be having in relation to preservation, integrity, risk and “unlearning” within the presentation and curatorial sides of the art world.

See the FB Event page for more details and to read the letter in full.**

Ted, Karen Kramar (2012). Courtesy the artist.
Karen Kramer, ‘Ted’ (2012). Courtesy the artist.


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In other words: Sam Smith @ Jupiter Woods, Nov 29

27 November 2015

Artist Sam Smith joins Jupiter Woods‘ new series of conversational presentations with ‘In other words’ on November 29.

The lunchtime weekend event series, which launched on November 14 and runs until December 13, takes a closer look at “what has been and where we are headed” through various research and presentations with artists to talk about their processes.

The presentation by Smith comes as the fifth event in the ‘In other words’, and follows his feature in Jupiter Woods’ ‘this place is really nowhere’ with the film ‘Slow Fragmentation’ (2015).

See the FB event page for details. **

Sam Smith, 'Notes on the Apparatus' (2013). Live video performance.
Sam Smith, ‘Notes on the Apparatus’ (2013). Live video performance.
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Artists’ Film Biennial 2014 @ ICA , Jul 3 – July 6

2 July 2014

The Artists’ Film Biennial, a 4-day celebration of art films and moving images, comes to London’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) from July 3 to July 6.

The biennial will feature a myriad of screenings, new performance commissions, talks and panel discussions exploring a wide range of perspectives, including an artist curated programme and live presentation by Hannah Sawtell, and a live video performance by Sam Smith as part of Vdrome.

Also during the event, there’ll be an Avant-Noir” selection of works that engage with Africa and the African Diaspora, including a screening of Karimah Ashadu‘s Lagos Sand Merchants, as well as a talk with Clunie Reid exploring the influence of contemporary popular culture on moving images and a  a day of programming by Ken Okiishi, including ‘My Throat, My Air’ (2013) by Loretta Fahrenholz.

See the ICA website for details. **

'My Throat, My Air' by Loretta Fahrenholz. Image courtesy artist.
‘My Throat, My Air’ by Loretta Fahrenholz. Image courtesy artist.


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