Grainy Realism: Abstract Animated Films

by Vicky Smith

  • Limited edition DVD with poster

    Pro-mastered DVD with screen print card cover, poster and essays by Nicky Hamlyn and David Curtis.

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The four films on this DVD span works made during an eight-year period during which the film camera is bypassed for a set of inscriptions made directly onto film through physical contact. Using the entire body as a mark-making instrument, these works advance the tradition of the handmade film. They are presented on pro-mastered DVD in screen-printed package, including texts by Nicky Hamlyn and David Curtis.

Vicky Smith has been practicing experimental animation for 25 years. In recent years her work has been shown at San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, Edinburgh Film Festival, ICA London and Tate Modern. Her edited book Experimental & Expanded Animation: Current Perspectives, was published early 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan.

'Using minimal means, Smith’s films translate experience through touch, bringing us into a proximal relationship not only with the physical world, but with the body of the filmmaker. These are works of extreme sensitivity that open up a form of sensuous communication through materials and matter.' - Kim Knowles, Edinburgh International Film Festival


released October 26, 2019



TBC Editions Bristol, UK

TBC EDITIONS is a label releasing limited-edition runs of audio and film work by artists involved with The Brunswick Club; a community of experimental artists, musicians, filmmakers and performers, who came together in 2017-2019 to occupy a former working-men’s club in central Bristol. ... more

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