In Conversation: Sam Smith & Nella Aarne
- When 27 Jul - 27 Jul 2021
Learn more about the work of Australian artist and filmmaker Sam Smith in a conversation with curator and writer Nella Aarne. Smith and Aarne are co-directors of Obsidian Coast – a space for exhibitions, residencies and events in Bradford on Avon, UK where they live and work.
Envisaging feminist and environmentally sustainable practices, Nella Aarne's work considers ethical encounters, collaborative learning and redefined notions of productivity. Nella is also an Associate Lecturer on the MA Curating programme at the University of the West of England, and has worked with and contributed to projects at Somerset House, London; Abandon Normal Devices; ICA, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; Glasgow International; Art Licks Weekend, London; and Science Museum, London.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sam Smith: Capture at UNSW Galleries, 7 May – 31 July 2021. ‘Capture’ is the first comprehensive survey of Australian artist and filmmaker Sam Smith. It brings together moving image projects from the past decade alongside a major new commission that explores relationships between geology, technology and environment.
Image: Sam Smith, 'Form Variations' 2014 (film still). Single-channel 4K video installation, stereo, colour. Courtesy: the artist and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa