The Horizontal Window

Sam Smith
8th April 2016 -
8th May 2016

We are excited to announce our exhibition ‘The Horizontal Window’, comprising of new work by London based artist Sam Smith, as part of Glasgow International’s Supported Programme.

Working across video, sculpture, performance and installation, Smith’s work draws heavily upon the language of cinema; he uses techniques such as framing, montage and composition to explore the mediation of form through the camera lens. Within both his videos and performance, Smith makes subtle software interventions drawing the viewer’s attention to a shift in cinematic vocabulary, adapting historic modes of moving image to incorporate a move away from an anthropocentric vision.

‘The Horizontal Window’ is conceptualised as a multi-faceted project that explores the window as a framing device in Modernist architecture and how it can be related to the language of the cinematic frame. For his project at The Telfer Gallery, Sam Smith will present a large-scale architectural installation that will act as a site for a new video work and performance.

Top image:
The Horizontal Window (2016) video still

Courtesy the artist and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal

Saturday 9 April 2016    6–9pm

Scheduled performances:
Saturday 9 April 2016    7.30pm
Saturday 23 April 2016    4.30pm

The Horizontal Window

Sam Smith (b.1980 in Australia) lives and works in London, England.

Recent solo projects include ‘Slow Form’, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal; ‘Slow Fragmentation’, Screen Space, Melbourne; ‘NOTES’, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne (all 2015); ‘The Performative Minute’, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; ‘Notes on the Apparatus’, selected by Vdrome for the Artists’ Film Biennial, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; ‘Frames of Reference’, The Royal Standard as part of their Liverpool Biennial 2014 programme; and ‘Form Variations’, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (all 2014).

He participated in ‘Your Time Is Not My Time’, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; ‘TOMROM’, Sandefjord Kunstforening and Larvik Kunstforening, Norway; ‘this place is really nowhere’ at Jupiter Woods, London; Framework 6: parallelisms, insitu, Berlin; and ‘How far is here’, MAGO, Norway (all 2015). He was selected for ‘FOKUS 2015’, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2015) and ‘Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid’ (2014-2015). From 2013 to 2014 he was part of the International Studio Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Gallery Opening Hours:
8–25 April (during Glasgow International):
Mon–Wed & Fri      12pm–5pm
Thu      12–7pm
Sat & Sun      11am–5pm

26 April–8 May:
Thu & Fri      12pm–5pm
Sat & Sun      11pm–5pm