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Smith, Jack 1932-1989

Overview
Works: 63 works in 88 publications in 3 languages and 2,960 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Actor, Director
Classifications: PS3569.M489, 791.43
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Jack Smith and the destruction of Atlantis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 155 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 )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 131 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
Roy Cohn/Jack Smith ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 52 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
Changing difference : queer politics and shifting identities : Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe, Jack Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and Italian and held by 47 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)
The collected films of Takahiko Iimura ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 42 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
Flaming creatures by Jack Smith ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sensual underground classic film which pushed the limits of its day while surviving attempts to censor its content
Historical treasures by Jack Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Star spangled to death 1957-59, 2003-04 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 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 )
in English and held by 10 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
Normal love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 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.]
The beautiful book by Jack Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flaming creatures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Normal love: Something of a sequel to Flaming creatures with characters that include various 1930's horror masters, a mermaid, a lecher and various "cuties."
Performance by Jack Smith ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 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 5 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
Flaming creatures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental film with extravagant gay behavior which set off a furor in its day
Normal love ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Smith's second feature-length film, after Flaming creatures. Characters include various 1930s horror monsters, a mermaid, a lecher, and various "cuties."
Dreamweapon I by Angus MacLise ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Smith by Jack Smith ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Surrealistic, free-form speech improvisation by theater and film artist, Jack Smith
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, Jack A., 1932-1989
Smith, Jack Albert, 1932-1989
Languages
English (59)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
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