Film Screening – Slow Glass by John Smith

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Friday 14 June


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Screening of  ‘Slow Glass’ by director John Smith; (1988-91) 40 mins, colour, sound

Join us for a screening of experimental documentary film Slow Glass by director John Smith. 

“A mesmerizing experimental documentary that presents a discussion of the manufacture of glass as a way to explore memory and transformation. Filled with Smith’s signature witty wordplay and elegant visual punning, Slow Glass also quietly ponders weighter issues of urban transformation and the value placed on craftsmanship.” Alexander Stewart, notes for screening at Pioneer Works, New York 2015

With an introduction and post screening discussion with Film Curator Alice Butler.

John Smith was born in Walthamstow, London in 1952. He studied at North-East London Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, after which he became an active member of the London Filmmakers’ Co-op. Inspired in his formative years by conceptual art and structural film, but also fascinated by the immersive power of narrative and the spoken word, he has developed a diverse body of work that subverts the perceived boundaries between documentary, fiction, representation and abstraction. Often rooted in everyday life, his meticulously crafted films playfully explore and expose the language of cinema.

Free, book or come on the day subject to availability. 



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