Over a fantastic night, a character wanders endlessly cold and bare avenues, deserted institutions, non-uninhabited places, walking, looking, lonely - watching the ghosts of appearances from slipping into its wake. Suspended tele-technologies (telephone, electronic chip) of the intimate, it seems to feed on the absence of a loved one, moreover, far, untouchable, whose absence haunts his wandering.
03/2016 - Les Rencontres Internationales Berlin, Germany
01/2016 - Les Rencontres Internationales Paris, France
01/2016 - Hors Pistes Productions, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
11/2015 - CPH :DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
11/2017 - Cinéma Acte Sud, Arles, France
11/2016 - Biennale de Koltès, Metz, France
11/2016 - FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
06/2016 - CGR Étoile Lilas, Paris, France
11/ 2015 - Le Silencio, Paris, France
05/2015 - Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
SMITH is a French artist born in Paris in 1985. Their career has included a post- graduate degree in Philosophy at the Paris-Sorbonne University, a degree from the French national school of photography of Arles, the Aalto University in Helsinki and then at the National Studio of Contemporary Arts (Le Fresnoy), France. Their work can be seen as an observation of constructions, deconstructions, displacements, and transformations of identity. Photography rubs shoulders with video, hybrid art and the use of new technologies, and has led to collaboration with a research team from the CNRS/IRCICA (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in 2012. SMITH recently completed and interactive hybrid installation, implying the implant of an electronic chip inside of their body, allowing the artist to feel the presence of absent bodies - those of the installation in situ visitors.
Their work is represented by the gallery Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, and has been exhibited at, amongst other places, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Atelier de Visu, Marseille, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, or Casino Luxembourg – as well as at photography festivals such as Photo Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Pingyao, China and the Daegu Biennale, South Korea. SMITH is currently completing a PhD in Philosophy.