WorldCat Identities

Smith, Jack 1932-1989

Overview
Works: 70 works in 120 publications in 4 languages and 3,395 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Actor, Performer, Other, Artist, Illustrator, Director
Classifications: PS3569.M489, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Smith
Jack Smith and the destruction of Atlantis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews and clips by and about the revolutionary American artist Jack Smith. Filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema, he is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American Performance Art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer. The film also delves into Smith's tenuous relationship with Andy Warhol -- who adopted Smith's ideas in his own work. Pays homage to New York's ultimate anti-hero and the original King of the Underground
Wait for me at the bottom of the pool : the writings of Jack Smith by Jack Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'During thirty years ... as a filmmaker, photographer, and performer, Jack Smith produced a body of creative, antic writing that intersects and transcends the genres of hothouse fantasy, criticism, and social comment. Bringing together long unavailable essays, performance scripts, interviews, and other material, [this compilation] reveals the ideas and personality of an artist whose distinctive vision has influenced generations of filmmakers and performance artists"--Provided by publisher
Changing difference : queer politics and shifting identities : Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe, Jack Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition 'Changing Difference' and the accompanying publication aim to explore the work of three New-York based artists, image-makers and underground cultural agents: Peter Hujar (1934-1987), Mark Morrisroe (1959-1989) and Jack Smith (1932-1989) all occupying that uncertain territory lying between the visibility and the assimilation of 'difference'. Their works follow a complex parable, from the '60s right up to the end of the '80s, underlining the risks inherent in mixing art and life, as well as formal research and political struggles. Their research will accompany the spectator along an itinerary ranging from highbrow to lowbrow art, from the banal to the elegiac, from the trashy to the refined, and from life to death, moving through both the various genders (male, female and transgender) and sexual orientations (heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), showing how they have been recounted through both underground and mainstream culture. 0Exhibition: Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy (20.10.2012-27.1.2013)
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-man show about two public figures who were both gay: conservative lawyer Roy Cohn and experimental director Jack Smith. While both men were very different, they each died of the same disease
Flaming creatures by Jack Smith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensual underground classic film which pushed the limits of its day while surviving attempts to censor its content
The collected films of Takahiko Iimura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of experimental films by Takahiko Iimura, considered one of the most influential and important experimental filmmakers of our time. In an era of the explosion of Underground Film in the States, Iimura, almost alone in Tokyo, began making experimental film just reading the news from abroad without actually seeing them. His work explores wide range of experiments from poetic cinema with Dadaist and Surrealist influence and Absurdist filmic play in the 1960's through more formal and conceptual investigations in the 1970's and the later
What's underground about marshmallows?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutes the second half of Vawter's performance piece "Roy Cohn/Jack Smith". The full work consists of two linked monologues: the first, a portrayal of a classic Roy Cohn after-dinner speech for the Society for the Protection of the American Family; the second, recorded here, Vawter's version of Smith's own performance-of-the self, "What's underground about marshmallows?", originally performed by Smith in 1981
Historical treasures by Jack Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star spangled to death 1957-59, 2003-04 by Ken Jacobs( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH is an epic film shot for hundreds of dollars! combining found-films with my own more-or-less staged filming, it pictures a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict. Racial and religious insanity, monopolization of wealth and the purposeful dumbing down of citizens and addiction to war oppose a Beat playfulness ..."--Director's statement from the film's website
Blonde cobra( Visual )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man fondles objects, looks at himself in the mirror, poses in different clothes, smiles and makes faces at the camera while his voice on the soundtrack speaks of his despair, makes impressionistic statements and little songs, quotes Greta Garbo and Maria Montez, tells the story of a lonely little boy and (in drag) tells the story of a woman (Madame Nescience) who dreams of herself as the mother superior of a convent of sexual perversion"--www.imdb.com
Filmmakers by Takahiko Iimura( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film portrait of prominent filmmakers shot during Takahiko Iimura's first visit to the USA in 1966-1968. The piece was then completed in Japan in 1969 by adding single word commentaries that literally point out in words what was seen (like an English lesson)
Normal love( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this something of a sequel to the first film produced by Jack Smith, Flaming creatures, characters included are various 1930s horror monsters, a mermaid, a lecher, and various "cuties."
Jack Smith by Jack Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seven audio tracks featuring Jack Smith, Tony Conrad, Mario Montez, John Cale, [et al.]
Performance by Jack Smith( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 3 Jack Smith performances recorded at the Toronto Funnel Experimental Film Theatre in 1984
People and power the struggle continues( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the history of American steelworkers and over 90 years of their struggles with giant corporations such as United States Steel for dignity, happiness and control over their own lives. This videotape looks at workers and their ongoing relations on the shop floor, in the community and with government. The program includes archival photographs and film footage as well as interviews with labor scholars and workers
Star spangled to death 1956-60, 2003-04( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH is an epic film shot for hundreds of dollars! combining found-films with my own more-or-less staged filming, it pictures a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict. Racial and religious insanity, monopolization of wealth and the purposeful dumbing down of citizens and addiction to war oppose a Beat playfulness. A handful of artists costumed and performing unconvincingly appeal to audience imagination and understanding to complete the picture. Jack Smith's pre-FLAMING CREATURES performance as The Spirit Not Of Life But Of Living (the movie has raggedly cosmic pretensions), celebrating Suffering (rattled impoverished artist Jerry Sims) at the crux of sentient existence, is a visitation of the divine."--Ken Jacobs website
Hamlet : [mise-en-scène ; (Extra trouble - Jack Smith in Frankfurt)]( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication brings together extensive material from 'Hamlet, mise-en-scène'; presented at Portikus, along with recently restored as well as never-published stills, drawings, and writings by American filmmaker and artist Jack Smith, related to his film 'Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment)'; (1970-73). 'Hamlet, mise-en-scène', directed by Mark von Schlegell, was an adaptation that retold Shakespeare's most abused tragedy while channeling the ghost of Jack Smith. The two-night rendition of Hamlet was performed by members of Städelschule's Pure Fiction seminar, presented here alongside a rare selection of works by Smith, both from private collections and from the Jack Smith Archive
Les evening gowns damnées by Jack Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful book by Jack Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jack Smith

Jack Smith acteur américain

Jack Smith actor estadounidense

Jack Smith Amerikaanse filmregisseur

Jack Smith amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Jack Smith regista statunitense

Smith, Jack A. 1932-1989

Smith, Jack Albert 1932-1989

Джек Смит

جک اسمیت کارگردان آمریکایی

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