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‘John Smith’
International Festival of Film and Urbanism ’86’
Slavutych, Ukraine
(‘Steve Hates Fish’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Blight’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘Hackney Marshes – November 4th 1977’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, 28/4-2/5/17)

‘This is Not This Heat’
Barbican Hall, London, England
(‘The Black Tower’, screening accompanying concert by Charles Hayward and Charles Bullen with guest performers,
 4/3/17)

‘Real Fiction’
University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘The Black Tower’, personal presentation and discussion with Volker Pantenburg 23/1/17)

‘Short of What?’
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation with Miranda Pennell, 8/12/16)

‘John Smith: Fragment d’une Oeuvre’
Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire
Lussas, France
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘The Man Phoning Mum’, Flag Mountain’, ‘Dirty Pictures’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Lost Sound’, ‘The Waste Land’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘Blight’, ‘Home Suite’, ‘Slow Glass’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, ‘Hackney Marshes’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’, personal presentation, 21-27/8/16)

‘Kihlberg & Henry: Footnotes to  Long Distance Telephone Call’
Danielle Arnaud, London, England
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Lost Sound’ [excerpt] and conversation around his use of voice-over with Kihlberg & Henry, 29/4/16)

‘John Smith: Shorts’
International Festival of Projections
University of Kent, England
(‘Steve Hates Fish’, ‘White Hole, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Soft Work’, ‘Horizon [Five Pounds a Belgian]”, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’, personal presentation, 19/3/16)

‘Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016: John Smith and Laure Prouvost’
Tate Britain, London, England
(‘The Black Tower’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Steve Hates Fish’, conversation with Laure Prouvost, 7/3/16)

‘It is what it is, but what is it?’
University of Wolverhampton, England
(‘Steve Hates Fish’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations ‘, public lecture, 1/3/16)

‘Associations: Homage John Smith’
DOK Leipzig International Documentary and Animation Festival, Germany
(‘Dark Light’, Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Hotel Diaries’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Blight’, ‘Slow Glass’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’, personal presentation, 26/10-1/11/15)

‘Focus on Deimantas Narkevicius and John Smith’
Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuania
(‘Dark Light’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Pyramids/Skunk’, ‘Frozen War’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’, conversation with Deimantas Narkevicius, 7-11/10/15)

‘Home Suite’
LUXPLAYER on-demand viewing platform, http://luxplayer.org.uk
‘Home Suite’, 1-31/7/15)

‘Reading Surface’
Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Scotland
(‘Home Suite’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, personal presentation, 27/6/15)

‘John Smith’
Conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image
Birkbeck Cinema, University of London, England
(‘Dark Light’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Dirty Pictures’, ‘Blight’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘Associations’, personal presentation, 18/6/15)

‘John Smith Programme 2: The Working Class can Kiss my Ass’
‘Underdox’ Film Festival, Munich Film Museum, Germany
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Pyramids/Skunk’, ‘B & B’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Associations’, personal presentation, 11/6/15)

‘John Smith Programme 1: East London Spectres’
‘Underdox’ Film Festival, Munich Film Museum, Germany
(‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Blight’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation, 10/6/15)

‘This Sentence’
Public Fiction at China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Gargantuan’, 6/6/15)

‘John Smith’
Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland
(‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’, 20/4/15)

‘John Smith’
Les Inattendus, Lyon, France
(‘Lost Sound’, ‘Blight’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, 8/4/15)

‘John Smith in Focus’
‘Strangelove’ Moving Image Festival
Central Saint Martins, London
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘White Hole’, 19/3/15)

‘Artist Talk: John Smith’
Arnolfini, Bristol, England
(‘White Hole’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation, 25/2/15)

‘Real Estates: A Project by Fugitive Images’
PEER Gallery, London
(‘Blight’, ‘Hackney Marshes’ [TV version], personal presentation, 20/2/15)

‘Videoglass’
Vitraria Glass Museum, Venice, Italy
(‘Slow Glass’ 21/1/15)

‘Retrospective: John Smith’
‘Stuttgart Filmwinter’ Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation, 15-18/1/15)

‘John Smith: art(making) diaries’
‘Pravo Ljudski’ Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
(‘Dark Light’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Hotel Diaries’ series, ‘Blight’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation, 12-17/11/14)

‘John Smith’
S1 Artspace, Sheffield, England
(‘Dark Light’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, Associations’, personal presentation, 22/10/14)

‘John Smith’
Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, USA
(‘Slow Glass’, ‘Blight’, ‘Pyramids / Skunk’, personal presentation, 17/10/14)

‘Conversations at the Edge: John Smith’
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Dark Light’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, personal presentation, 16/10/14)

‘John Smith in Person’
Block Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
(‘Associations’, ‘Om’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Lost Sound’, ‘Shepherd’s Delight’, personal presentation, 15/10/14)

‘Focus John Smith’ Programme 3
Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
(‘Frozen War’, ‘Museum Piece’, ‘Six Years Later’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Lost Sound’, 12/10/14)

‘L’Age d’Or’ Film Festival
Royal Belgian Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium
(‘Dark Light’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Soft Work’, personal presentation, 8/10/14)

‘Focus John Smith’ Programme 2
Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
(‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘Slow Glass’, ‘Blight’, ‘Regression’, 5/10/14)

‘Focus John Smith’ Programme 1
Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
(‘Om’, ‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘The Man Phoning Mum’, personal presentation, 28/9/14)

‘Avi Mograbi and John Smith’
Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
(‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Pyramids / Skunk’, ‘Dirty Pictures’, two person screening and discussion with Avi Mograbi, 20/9/14)

‘Arthouses’
Whitley Bay Film Festival, Tyne and Wear, England
(‘Soft Work’, ‘Horizon [Five Pounds a Belgian], ‘Hotel Diaries’, 22/8/14)

‘John Smith’
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland
(‘White Hole’, ‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’ personal presentation, 20/6/14)

‘Dad’s Stick’
3sat Television
(‘Dad’s Stick’ broadcast in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 9/5/14)

‘John Smith’
EYE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Leading Light’, ‘Associations’ personal presentation, 29/4/14)

‘John Smith’
Open School East, London, England
(‘Gargantuan’, ‘Slow Glass’, ‘The Black Tower’, 27/4/14)

‘John Smith’
Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’ personal presentation, 10/4/14)

‘John Smith – Recent Shorts’
FilmHouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Soft Work’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Flag Mountain’, ‘Museum Piece’, ‘Gargantuan’ personal presentation, 27/2/14)

‘Slow Glass’
Yale Union, Portland, Oregon, USA
(‘Slow Glass, 10/1/14)

‘John Smith’
The Dentist, London, England
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Blight’,
personal presentation, 6/12/13)

‘The Art Party Conference’
The Spa, Scarborough, England
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Demo Tape’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, ‘Associations’, personal presentation, with Ian Bourn, Jeremy Deller, Maureen Duffy, Leo Fitzmaurice, Haroon Mirza, Lynda Morris, Cornelia Parker, Bob and Roberta Smith, Richard Wentworth and others, 23/11/13)

‘John Smith’
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘Blight’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘Regression’, ‘Flag Mountain’ 7/11/13)

‘Jarman Award 2013’
Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
(‘Dad’s Stick’, ‘Slow Glass’, personal presentation, 3/11/13)

‘Does the It Fit’
Stephenson Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
(‘The Black Tower’ 24/10/13)

‘Iain Sinclair’s 70 x 70 – John Smith Screening’
The White Building, London, England
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Man Phoning Mum’, ‘Hackney Marshes’ [TV version], personal presentation and conversation with Iain Sinclair, 22/10/13)

‘The Films of John Smith’
IndieCork Film Festival, Cork, Ireland
(selected films, personal presentation, 17/10/13)

‘John Smith: Early Shorts’
Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Slow Glass’ 27/5/13)

‘Flag Mountain’
Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany
(‘Flag Mountain’ 9/10/13)

‘Urban Wandering: John Smith’s London’
Barbican Cinema, London, England
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Hackney Marshes – November 4th 1977’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Blight’, ‘Lost Sound’, personal presentation and conversation with Ian Christie, 24/9/13)

Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life’
Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 7/9/13)

‘John Smith: New and Recent Work’
no.w.here, London, England
(‘Soft Work’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘The Man Phoning Mum’, ‘Flag Mountain’, personal presentation, 28/6/13)

‘John Smith: Early Shorts’
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Slow Glass’ 27/5/13)

‘John Smith’s Hackney Films’
Birkbeck Cinema, London
(‘Hackney Marshes’ [TV version], ‘Blight’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation, 23/5/13)

‘John Smith’
Fabrica, Brighton, England
(‘Slow Glass, ‘Blight’, ‘B & B’ 22/5/13)

Museum of Modern Art
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
(‘Worst Case Scenario’ 9/5/13)

‘John Smith: Early Shorts’
Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi, Poland
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Slow Glass’ 19/4/13)

‘John Smith: Early Shorts’
Film Bar, Phoenix, Arizona
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Slow Glass’ 6-9/4/13)

‘Random Acts’
Channel 4 Television, UK
(‘Dad’s Stick’ [short version] 22/3/13)

‘John Smith’
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
(various works, personal presentation, 19/2/13)

‘PLACE: Roots – Journeying Home’
Jerwood Kiln, Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk (‘Home Suite’ 2/2/13)

‘John Smith – Shorts’
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (various works, 23/1/13)

‘Structuring Strategies: John Smith’
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA
(various works, personal presentation, 20/11/12)

‘John Smith: Associations and Ambiguities’
Filmforum at Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
(various works, personal presentation, 18/11/12)

‘John Smith: Small Obsessions’
Filmforum at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, USA
(various works, personal presentation, 16/11/12)

‘An Evening with John Smith’
Cinema 108, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
(various works, personal presentation, 15/11/12)

‘Constancy of Change: Films of John Smith’
San Francisco Cinematheque, USA
(various works, personal presentation, 9/11/12)

‘Alternative Visions: The Films of John Smith’
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, USA
(various works, personal presentation, 7/11/12)

‘John Smith, Animer le Quotidien’
Le Bal, Paris, France
(‘The Black Tower’, ‘Lost Sound’, ‘Blight’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, The Girl Chewing Gum 27/10 & 8/12/12)

Ferens Art Gallery
Hull, England
(‘The Black Tower’, personal presentation, 25/10/12)

‘Message to Man’ International Film Festival
St. Petersburg, Russia
(”Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Blight’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘Frozen War’, ‘Museum Piece’, ‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Flag Mountain’, personal presentation 22-29/9/12)

‘AVANT’ Festival
Karlstad, Sweden
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Hotel Diaries’ series, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, personal presentation, 14-15/9/12)

‘The Dream That Kicks: John Smith – Early Short Films’
Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo, Norway
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘Slow Glass’ 26/8/12)

Le Bal
Paris, France
(‘Om’, ‘Blight’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Pyramids/Skunk’, personal presentation 21/6/12)

‘Jour Fixe’
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘unusual Red cardigan’, personal presentation, 6/6/12)

‘Cinematograph’
The Duke of Wellington, London, England
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 20/5)

Union Docs
New York, USA
(‘Slow Glass’, ‘Blight’, ‘Home Suite’, with Skype Q & A, 12/5/12)

‘CPH PIX’ International Film Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Shepherd’s Delight’, ‘Om’, ‘Gargantuan’ 12-29/4/12)

‘Drei Filme von John Smith’
Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Slow Glass’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’ 8/3/12)

‘Cinematograph’
The Duke of Wellington, London, England
(‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Shepherd’s Delight’, ‘Blight’, ‘The Black Tower’,
‘Gargantuan’, ‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’ personal presentation 4/3/12)

‘Ambulante’ International Film Festival
Mexico (tour of 12 Mexican cities)
(‘Om’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Shepherd’s Delight’ 10/2-3/5/12)

HBK Filmforum
Braunschweig, Germany
(‘Hotel Diaries’ 23/1/12)

City 46 Kommunalkino
Bremen, Germany
(‘The Black Tower’, ‘Slow Glass’ personal presentation 20/1/12)

La Mariée Désirante
Fleury-les-Aubrais, France
(‘Hotel Diaries’ 12/1/12)

Firstsite Gallery
Colchester, England
(‘Throwing Stones’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Lost Sound’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘Blight’, ‘Gargantuan’ 8/12/11

‘Moving Image South’
Curzon Wimbledon, England
(‘unusual Red cardigan’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘The Kiss’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’ personal presentation 5/12/11)

Konstbio Biografen Spegeln
Malmo, Sweden
(‘B & B’ pre-feature short 11/11-1/12/11)

Firstsite Gallery
Colchester, England
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘Slow Glass’, personal presentation 10/11/11)

Uppsala Short Film Festival
Sweden
(‘Hotel Diaries’ personal presentation 24-30/10/11)

‘Quadrangle’ Film Festival
Shoreham, Kent, England
(‘Dirty Pictures’, ‘Frozen War’, ‘Blight’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, personal presentation 3/9/11)

Murray Guy Gallery
New York, USA
(‘Slow Glass’, ‘Lost Sound, 21/7/11)

‘The Chrysler Series’
Chrysler Building, New York, USA
(‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Slow Glass’, ‘The Black Tower; ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Associations’ 25/6/11)

‘Big Screen’
Festival Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’ 27/3/11)

‘Urbane(e) Visions’
Melbourne Cinematheque, Australia

(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 23/3/11)

Piet Zwart Institute
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(various works, personal presentation 2/2/11)

Arts Picture House
Cambridge, England
(‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Gargantuan’, ‘Worst Case Scenario’, ‘Flag Mountain’, personal presentation, 9/1/11)

‘John Smith Anthology’
VIVID, Birmingham, England
(‘Associations’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Gargantuan’ 4/12/10)

‘Movement 12’
Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, England
(‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘Om’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Gargantuan’ ‘Blight’, ‘Throwing Stones’, personal presentation, 13/11/10)

Dokukinu Cinema
Zagreb, Croatia
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 17/9/10)

‘Glowing Rectangles’
Arnolfini, Bristol, England
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 12/6/10)

‘Associations: The Short Films of John Smith’
Rooftop Cinema, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin, USA
(‘Associations’, ‘Leading Light’, ‘The Girl Chewing Gum’, ‘The Black Tower’, ‘Om’, ‘Gargantuan’ 4/6/10)

Cafe Oto
London, England
(‘Lost Sound’ 4/3/10)

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Texas, USA
(various works, personal presentation 23/2/10)

‘Kill Your Timid Notion’ Festival
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 21-28/2/10)

Hull Screen
Hull, England
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 1/12/09)

Greek Film Archive Avant Garde Film Festival
Athens, Greece
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series, personal presentation, 11-19/10/09)

Jeonju International Film Festival
South Korea
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series, personal presentation, 30/4-8/5/09)

Hull International Short Film Festival
England
(retrospective programme, personal presentation, 21-26/4/09)

‘Migrating Forms’ Festival
Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 15-19/4/09)

‘Images’ Festival
Toronto, Canada
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 2-11/4/09)

‘Punto de Vista’ Navarra International Documentary Film Festival
Pamplona, Spain
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series 13-21/2/09)

‘John Smith: Le cinema, art de combat’
Scratch Projection, Paris, France
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series, personal presentation, 16/12/08)

Tyneside Cinema
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series, personal presentation, 27/11/08)

Leeds International Film Festival
England
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series, personal presentation, 4-16/11/08)

‘Travels’, Tate Triennial Prologue
Tate Britain, London
(‘Frozen War’, ‘Museum Piece’, ‘B & B’, ‘Pyramids / Skunk’, plus discussion with curator Andrew Wilson 18/10/08)

Curzon Soho Cinema
London
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series and one person retrospective screening, personal presentations, 5-6/10/08)

Nova Cinema
Brussels, Belgium
(‘Hotel Diaries’ series and one person retrospective screening, personal presentations, 27-28/9/08)