Sam Smith (b. 1980)
Sam Smith is a video and installation artist whose practice integrates sculptural construction and moving image in an artistic critique of cinema’s apparatus. Interrogating the formal structure of screen-space his work examines montage, filmic narrative and the camera instrument.
During his time at HIAP Smith will research and develop work that looks at the relationship between the camera lens and the cinema frame, specifically in relation to the tension between two- and three- dimensional space in video and film. Through reducing cinematic language to its most basic, the artist intends to form statements on composition, optics, movement and montage.
Sam Smith lives and works between Berlin, Germany and Sydney, Australia.