Critical Writing Index

Funny Games: Stuart Comer Talks with John Smith

by Stuart Comer

Artforum, May 2011, pp. 250-256

In this interview, John Smith discusses many of the videos and films he has created throughout his life. Smith explains how he intentionally blurs the line between fact and fiction, and creates films which raise expectations and then purposefully do not meet them, particularly when he is working with the documentary form and narratives. Smith also creates ambiguity between what is film and what is art, and enjoys drawing attention to the construction of his work.

ITEM 2011.046 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Girl Chewing GumJohn Smith

AssociationsJohn Smith

The Black TowerJohn Smith

Hotel DiariesJohn Smith

Flag MountainJohn Smith