Lithic Choreographies: Sam Smith 2019 - ExhibitionAustralian Centre for Photography
For Lithic Choreographies (2018), UK-based Australian Sam Smith has conceived a moving-image work that promotes a de-centered human experience and considers multi-species paradigms.
Shot on the Swedish island of Gotland, this work blends historical data and speculative science fictions to chronicle different chapters in the story of the island’s geological strata. Working with local people to ground the film’s investigations within the communities and landscapes of Gotland, Smith seeks to re-imagine our modes of engagement with, and contributions to, ecological assemblages.
Lithic Choreographies was commissioned by International Art Space for spaced 3: north by southeast and produced in collaboration with Baltic Art Center.
ACP Project Space Gallery, 10 May – 22 June 2019
Exhibition brochure available here
Sam Smith is also featured in ACP's Photofile #102, along with William Klein, Wim Wenders, Murray Close, Dean Cross, Hayley Millar-Baker, Joe Wigdahl, Ahmed Mater, Yang Yongliang, Anders Edström and Alex Majoli.
Live performance of E.1027, for event details see here
Cement Fondu, Paddington, 15 May 2019, 6 pm to 8 pm
Lithic choreographies was also included in the screening program of Within Deep Time: scratching the surface of the antipode, at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre May 2019.
Still from Lithic Choreographies, 2018
Still from Lithic Choreographies, 2018.
Still from E.1027, 2016-2019.
All images courtesy of the artist and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal