selected writing

Olivia Paterson, John Smith: Films in Sheep’s Clothing, This is Tomorrow magazine, posted June 2017
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Vivien Trommer, Das Spiel der Bedeutungen – Kunst und Propaganda, Reflektor M magazine, posted June 2017
read review (German)

Jose da Silva, Cosa? UK artist John Smith uses translation app in Venice show, The Art Newspaper, posted May 2017
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Katrin Mundt, Short of Sleep: Political Dimensions of the Short Film Format, Shortfilm.DE magazine, posted December 2016
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Ian Walker, Revisiting The Black Tower: notes on a talk given at the Royal College of Art, 2010, Ian Walker’s website, posted July 2016
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Carlos Valente, The Girl Chewing Gum by John Smith: Document and Fiction, Cinema and Territory journal #1, 2016
read article (Portuguese)

Clara Miranda Scherffig, Remake: Chantal Ackerman’s and John Smith’s plays on reality, NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, Spring 2016
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Pierre Ménard, Le Son dans le Cinéma de John Smith, Liminaire website, posted December 2015
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Erika Balsom, In Focus: The Girl Chewing Gum, Tate website, posted September 2015
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Jens Kassner, Recherche am Rinnstein, Leipziger Volkszeitung, 23 September 2015
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David Bordwell, An Evening with Mr. Smith, Observations on Film Art, posted June 2015
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Julian Hou, John Smith, The Art Book Review, February 2015
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Anaël Pigeat, Noisy-le-Sec: John Smith, Art Press magazine, France, January 2015

Martin Herbert, John Smith: White Hole, Art Monthly magazine, UK, December-January 2014-15
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Mike Quille, Tunnel Visionary, Morning Star, December 3rd 2014
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Samuel La France, Voices Off:  The Films and Videos of John Smith, Cinema Scope magazine, Canada, Fall 2014
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Tania Brimson, John Smith: Le Baiser, Time Out Paris, October 2014
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Romain Lefebvre, Chew, but don’t swallow, Débordements, France, February 2014
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Ian Christie, Lost London, programme notes for Architecture on Film: John Smith’s London, Barbican Centre, September 2013
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Noemi Smolik, John Smith: Associations, Artblog Cologne, July 2013
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Mark Prince, Der Stock meines Vaters, Die Welt, Germany, 16 January 2013
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Raimar Stange, Urban Images With and Against Sound, Camera Austria magazine, Austria/Germany, December 2012
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Mark Prince, Through a Looking Glass, Texte zur Kunst magazine, Germany, June 2012
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Michael Stoeber, John Smith, Artist Kunstmagazin, Germany, May-July 2012
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Mark Prince, Everyday Disruptions, Art in America magazine, USA, May 2012
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Kentaro Sudoh, Le Besoin de Quotidien: Unusual Red Cardigan de John Smith, Alter/Réalités, March 2012
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Radek Krolczyk, Keine Angst vor Worst und Case, die Tageszeitung, Germany, February 2012
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Sebastian Frenzel, Regisseur der Wirklichkeit, Monopol magazine, Germany, February 2012
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Ethan de Seife, John Smith and his Gargantuan Newt, Media Fields online journal, USA, February 2012
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Karin Schulze, Experimentalfilmer John Smith – Amphibien? Kaugummimädchen? Illusionen!, Spiegel Online, Germany, January 2012
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Michelle Schultz, The Girl Chewing Gum and the Perils of Google, Daily Serving online magazine, December 2011
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Nick Bradshaw, Personal Space, Sight & Sound magazine, UK, September 2011
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Colin Becket, Pragmatic Illusionism: John Smith on DVD, Idiom online magazine, USA, October 2011
read DVD review

Sophia Phoca, John Smith, Art Monthly magazine, UK, October 2011
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Rikke Hansen, The Pedestrians, Art Monthly magazine, UK, May 2011
read performance review

Nicky Hamlyn, Deceptive Reflections: On the first ten minutes of Slow Glass, John Smith DVD booklet, LUX, UK 2011
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Adrian Danks, Rooms with a View: Watching John Smith’s Hotel Diaries, Senses Of Cinema online magazine, Australia, March 2011
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John Smith, Life in Film, Frieze magazine, UK, October 2010
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Simone Menegoi, Pioneers – The Heretical Jacobin, Kaleidoscope magazine, Italy, Summer 2010
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Richard Whitby, John Smith, MAP magazine, UK, Summer 2010
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J.J. Charlesworth, John Smith Solo Show, Art Review magazine, UK, July / August 2010
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Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Besensauber Wirklichkeitsverdreckt, artnet.de, July 2010
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Ana Teixeria Pinto, Rear Window: On John Smith at Tanya Leighton Gallery, art agenda online magazine, July 2010
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Martin Herbert, John Smith, Frieze magazine, UK, June-August 2010
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Josephine Breese, John Smith Solo Show, This is Tomorrow online magazine, UK, April 2010
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Sally O’Reilly, John Smith: Solo Show, Art Monthly magazine, UK, April 2010
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Ian Christie, Hotel Diaries: John Smith Makes Room for Reflection, Vertigo magazine, UK, Summer 2009
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Florian Krautkrämer, Om – From Monk to Skinhead in Three Minutes, Cinetramp online magazine, Germany, September 2004
read television review (German)

Olaf Möller, Fuzziness – The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen pays tribute to John Smith, Film Dienst magazine, Germany, 2003
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Adrian Danks, On the Street where You Live: The Films of John Smith, Senses of Cinema online magazine, Australia, 2003
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Michael O’Pray, John Smith, luxonline website, UK, 2003
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Ian White, John Smith Retrospective – Information: Suspect, Construction: Evident, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (cat.), Germany, 2002
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Michael O’Pray, John Smith – Film and Video Works 1972-2002, Art Monthly magazine, UK, November 2002
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Ian Stewart, Sleights of Hand, Contemporary magazine, USA, September 2002
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Fred Camper, Pushed to the Limit – Films and videos by John Smith, Chicago Reader magazine, USA, September 2001
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