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Solo show: John Smith: The Girl Chewing Gum (over)

1 March 2014 until 19 April 2014
  John Smith: The Girl Chewing Gum
John Smith, Still from The Girl Chewing Gum 1976 16mm film transferred to video, 12 min courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
  Ingleby Gallery

Ingleby Gallery
15 Calton Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DL
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Showing alongside Jonathan Owen’s sculptures and drawings, is a screening of avant-garde British filmmaker John Smith’s seminal film The Girl Chewing Gum.

Shot in a single take on a street corner in Hackney in 1976, it presents Smith’s brilliant and de-stabilising direction of ordinary life, opening up a fascinating conversation with Owen’s work on the nature of authorial control, the presence and absence of subject and the structural balance between the real and the constructed.

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