The first Smith & Saxon performance/workshop took place in 2008 as part of the KINOPIXEL launch, an exhibition curated by Darryl Georgiou. This screen-based installation 'Exploding the Image:Structuralist/Materialist Experiments' made links between experimental film avant-gardes and new media art and was held at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry. Kinopixel also marked the 30th anniversary of the pioneering 'Video Art 78' exhibition at The Herbert which showcased early work by artists central to the video art movement in the late 1970s. Kinopixel provided a timely review of experimental moving image as it migrates from film and video to digital.
The workshop documentation can be seen on:
Screen101 on Vimeo Screen101
Light Drawings: Interventionist Acts was shown as part of VIVID's 'Act of Drawing' exhibition in 2009.
Part 1, is documentation extracted from the performance by Vicky Smith, George Saxon and Daniel Simcox. The whole performance took 30 minutes to complete, beginning in darkness. The installation comprises of three 16mm film projectors mounted on columns. The projections display a series of evolving drawings as the artsists' intervene 'live' onto the 16mm film loops which are threaded through the rafters and beams of the gallery space.
Following the performance and for the duration of the installation, visitors were invited and encouraged to make their own interventions with 16mm film stock.