Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

The tortoise is personified as a human parable. The tortoise and the hare. In actuality the tortoise couldn't give a monkey’s about either the hare nor the human.

Taylor Smith's new work for Points of Departure, Jelly Belly and Slug and Lettuce, are two brief narrative films, situated amongst the landscapes and demographics of the estuary.  The two films both follow imagined characters through the spaces of the coast. One sits within a structured notion of storytelling, following an anecdotal recalling of three boys playing out on the mud, set to a disparate exchange of visual narrative threads, fliting from the real to the imagined. The other is filmically less structured by chronology, or progressive storytelling, but instead follows three adolescents through a marauding, wandering trip through the Essex marshlands.

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