The Kiss

John Smith

1999 | 00:05:00 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Stereo |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: European Film/Video, Expedition/Travel, Film or Videomaking

Made with Ian Bourn.

A depiction of the forced development of a hothouse flower. Organic growth is progressively overtaken by a more sinister mechanical process.

"The makers manage very convincingly to wrong-foot the viewer in just five minutes in this minimalist, lyrical film about a blossoming flower."

—International Film Festival Rotterdam (2000)

"A film of a disarming seeming simplicity which enigmatically prompts reflections on its meaning and its use of media."

—International Jury, L’Immagine Leggera Festival, (Sicily, 2000, winner of 3rd prize)

The title is also available on John Smith: Program 2.

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Prizes + Awards

3rd prize, International Jury, L’Immagine Leggera Festival, Sicily 2000

Exhibitions + Festivals

Royal College of Art, John Smith Solo Show, 2010