Dad’s Stick features three objects that my father showed me shortly before he died. Two of these were so well-used that their original forms and functions were almost completely obscured. The third object seemed to be instantly recognizable, but it turned out to be something else entirely.
John Smith (Londres, 1952)
He studied film at the Royal College of Art. Since 1972 he has made over fifty film, video and installation works that have been shown in independent cinemas and art galleries around the world. His work has been awarded major prizes at many international film festivals and has been profiled through retrospective programmes at festivals in Oberhausen, Cork, Tampere, Saint Petersburg, Uppsala, La Rochelle, Regensburg, Winterthur, Karlstad, Mexico City, Glasgow and Bristol. John Smith lives and works in London. He teaches part-time at University of East London, where he is Professor of Fine Art.