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John Smith

Netherlands, 2006
17 minutes, Colour, sound, 4:3
Original format: SD video
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Made in the Netherlands, January 29 2006 and January 29 2007.

Hamas have just won the Palestinian elections and a chocolate bar in a Rotterdam hotel room eventually reminds the filmmaker that there are more important things going on in the world outside. Exactly one year later he returns to the same city and checks in at a very different hotel. Pyramids / Skunk is a double episode in the Hotel Diaries video series, a collection of late night recordings made in European hotel rooms which relate personal experiences to contemporary world events.

Other works in the Hotel Diaries series currently include Frozen War (Ireland, 2001), Museum Piece (Germany, 2004), Throwing Stones (Switzerland, 2004) and B & B (England, 2005). They can be shown individually or as a chronological group.