Patrick Brian Smith
Part-time Professor, Cinema
Patrick Brian Smith is a Film and Moving Image Studies PhD Candidate in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal. His research interests include experimental nonfiction cinema, the politics of space, Marxist geography, late-capitalism's (un)representability, and the essay film. He is currently working on a thesis project entitled "The Politics of Spatiality in Experimental Non-Fiction Cinema," which maps out the presence of a spatio-political tendency within a diverse corpus of contemporary experimental nonfiction films. Fundamentally, within an epoch structured around the machinations of transnational global capital, authoritarian state (and supra-state) governance, the birth of an obfuscated neo-colonialism and neoliberalist political hegemony, how can contemporary moving image practices capture—and, concomitantly, offer modes of resistance to—the spatial machinations of contemporary power relations?
FMST 332 - Issues in Independent Cinema: Cinema of Resistance in a Neoliberal Age
Smith, Patrick Brian. “Evidentiary Aesthetics: Landscapes of Violence at RIDM 2017.” NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies 14 (2018), https://necsus-ejms.org/evidentiary-aesthetics-landscapes-of-violence-at-ridm2017/.
Smith, Patrick Brian and Patrick Brodie. "Documenting Capital: Intersections of Free Trade Zone Architecture and Digital Filmmaking." Pause Button 4 (2017), http://pausebutton.org/pb4-doccapital.
Smith, Patrick Brian. "The Politics of Spatiality in Experimental Nonfiction Cinema: Jonathan Perel's ‘Toponimia.’" NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies 10 (2016), http://www.necsus-ejms.org/politics-spatiality-experimental-nonfiction-cinema-jonathan-perels-toponimia.
Smith, Patrick Brian. "Working/Slow: Cinematic Style as Labour in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks." In Traditions in World Cinema: Slow Cinema, edited by Tiago de Luca and Nuno Jorge, 180-191. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.