John Smith in conversation with Christoph Platz
Artist talk

26.9., 18:00

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In english

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John Smith’s newest films combine fragments from Boris Johnson’s sometimes grotesque speeches about the virus with glimpses of everyday life, be they of Smith washing his hands or window views of the London skyline. 

On the occasion of the premiere of his works on Paranoia TV, Smith joins in conversation with Christoph Platz to discuss the viral policies in the UK and Austria today.


John Smith (1952, Walthamstow, United Kingdom) is an artist and lecturer who makes films, videos, and installation works. Often rooted in everyday life, Smith’s films playfully explore the language of cinema by subverting the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction. He lives in London.