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John Smith

UK, 1986
4 minutes, Colour, opt, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: 16mm / BluRay / HD Digital file / DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

A film about haircuts, clothes and image/sound relationships. – J.S.

‘This four minute film explores our response to stereotypes – aural, visual and ideological. Smith signals these stereotypes to the viewer through a chiefly associational system, which deftly manipulates the path of our expectations. The structure is stunningly simple and deceptively subtle. We are taken on a journey from one concrete stereotype to its diametric opposite, as images transform and juxtapose to, ultimately, invert our interpretation of what we see and hear.’ Gary Davis.