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John Smith: Lost in Leytonstone

6 Sep 2017

Event times

20.30

Cost of entry

£8/£10

The Castle Cinema

London, United Kingdom

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Three films by artist filmmaker John Smith will be screening as part of Open City Documentary Festival, all made while Smith was living in Leytonstone.

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John Smith’s films and videos, known for their formal ingenuity, anarchic wit and oblique narratives, create mysterious and sometimes fantastical scenarios from documentary records of everyday life. His work is usually triggered by personal experiences, often occurring in or around his east London domestic environment. Chance encounters with buildings, objects and events frequently become the basis upon which his ideas are developed. The trio of films in this programme all focus on the built environment and were made between 1985 and 1996, while Smith was living in short-life housing in Leytonstone.

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