An evening hosted by the influential American video and performance artist Michael Smith, whose tragicomic work is akin to TV comedy skits. Smith will present a selection of his videos over spanning 30 years in which he has appeared as his alter ego, the inept everyman ‘Mike’.
The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Michael Smith.
Full programme (duration 65min):
Secret Horror Michael Smith, 1980
Go For It, Mike, 1984
Busmans Holiday Review, a performance piece from 1976 later translated to video
OYMA (Outstanding Young Men of America), 1996
Do it - How to curate your own group exhibition, 1996
The MUSCO Story: 1969-1997, with Joshua White, 1997
Open House, with Joshua White, 1999
Famous Quotes From Art History, 2001-2003
Portal Excursion, Michael Smith, 2006
Mike's World Orientation Video, 2007