Jack Smith

Jack Smith (1932-1989) is an American experimental filmmaker, actor, performer and photographer. Pioneer of underground cinema, member of the New American Cinema group and a figure of the New York avant-garde in the Sixties, Smith contributed to forge the camp style, an audacious aesthetic embracing elements of kitch, cabaret and queer culture—the best example being 1963 film Flaming Creatures. Provocative and radical, his limited-budget productions have had a huge influence on artists such as Andy Warhol, Tony Conrad, Laurie Anderson, Jonas Mekas, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Mike Kelley, John Waters and Matthew Barney.

See also May #20Jack Smith.
Jack Smith - Hamlet, mise-en-scène - EXTRA TROUBLE – Jack Smith in Frankfurt
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
The publication brings together extensive material from Hamlet, mise-en-scène, an homage to Jack Smith presented at Portikus in 2012, along with recently restored and never-published stills, drawings, and writings by the American filmmaker related to his film Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment) (1970-73).

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