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3'

United-Kingdom, 2020


Programmed by Erika Balsom



Synopsis


The artist follows the British government’s advice while self-isolating at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Tënk's opinion


Smith ends with a title card that twists the knife : “Made in London during the sixth week of the lockdown, when Britain’s COVID-19 related death toll reached 25,000.” With a tremendous economy of means, Smith marshals his dry humor in the service of outrage at the incompetence and cruelty of a Conservative government that has decimated the capacities of the NHS and other social services throughout a decade of austerity, now as ever ruling in the interests of the rich, the rest of the country — and particularly the most vulnerable — be damned. For Twice, so concise and timely, online exhibition was a perfect fit.

Erika Balsom
Researcher and film critic

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