Taylor Smith’s film work references time, ephemeral memory and undertaking a journey. She combines antique photographic process, chemistry, silkscreen and found film footage that is cut, reworked and combined with new 8mm film footage shot in her studio and during her travels. These films, ranging in length from 5 and 10-minute shorts up to hour-long features, are formed of a pastiche of found footage, family home movies and some, which she shoots herself with both 8mm film and digital cameras. She then weaves these various moving images together into an intentionally disjointed whole, in which she blends the distinctions between her own footage and that of others. The resultant films are characterized by a pace and rhythm that is fitting for the Internet Age. Through them, Smith presents a rich array of historical and current cultural references, and comments on the power of memory and family history to shape our desires and identities.
For those willing to join Taylor’s artistic film series project, she will also send supporting patrons films on DVD in various lengths. For strong supporting patrons, Taylor will work directly with you to create custom films ranging from shorts all the way up to feature length works.
Taylor studied contemporary art at the AdBK (Academy of Fine Arts) in both Berlin and Nürnberg Germany. Her work is held in public and private collections.
Film Work - Polaroid Expired Film Artworks
A series of 2 dimensional artworks created from vintage and expired Polaroid film stock, hand manipulated with light and paint media.
Film Work - 8mm Video Film Shorts
Film Work - 8mm Video Film Series 2
Films are being edited in the studio for upload and will be coming soon. Thank you for your patience. Please contact the studio directly via the Contact page to inquire if you have questions.