SMITA JAMES STARRING IN SHORT MOVIE ‘THE THING IS’

A while ago Dutch filmmaker Harvey Kadijk and I talked about merging our arts one day. In 2015 I wrote that idea into existence when Harvey asked me to work with him on a short movie. Now our work is here! ‘The thing is’ is a poetry film about equality and will be premiered on Saturday March 5th during the The Bliss Film Night at the Bijlmerparktheater in Amsterdam. Be informed and get your tickets here !

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Smita James in FOAM Museum Amsterdam

2016 I am ready for ya! #Houdjemonddichter asked me to join in on their collaboration with the FOAM Museum. Five other poets and I were asked to write about the current exhibition of Francesca Woodman (1958 – 1981). A photographer best known for her squared black and white pictures, mostly featuring herself. Who needs a selfystick?!

Due to this project I got to know about her work and it’s inspiring. I love her obscurity. The appealing nudity that, to me, in the first place is not particularly playing with sexuality. Her blurry concepts underlines her interaction with darkness in a calm, not so oppressive and very self-controlled way. I feel her journey of edgy self-expression. Dark without being creepy. LIKE!

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Come check her out. Come check us out. Go out. Come! See you this Friday 5th of February at the Foam Museum Amsterrrrrrdam.

 

 

 

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Thank you for visiting my website! I’m an Amsterdam based artist who finally took care of some basic info.

At this point I am working on two video’s. One video is for my Dutch poem “Ons lied”. A collaboration with new video talent Bet_Habits.

Filmmaker Harvey Kadijk asked me to collaborate with him on a short movie for the upcoming Dutch Fest Roze filmdagen 2016. The movie is based on my poem “The thing is”, a poem about equality especially written for this occasion.

I am so excited! Good things are on the way!