SMCK ON REEL, the first international video festival inspired by jewelry and wearable art, presents video works in the context of rapidly changing social and aesthetic values.
More than 70 international artists and designers, galleries, and institutions participate in the SMCK On Reel screening series 2022.
SMCK ON REEL 2022 honorary guest is Ukraine. Public screenings in Munich, Bucharest, Leipzig, Vilnius, Kyiv build a Chain of Solidarity with our fellow artists in the war zone.
SMCK ON REEL highlights themes such as tradition and future, memory and identity, environmental destruction and material awareness, fear and hope, femininity and feminism, gender, and social conventions. Eleven Ukrainian artists tell the story of the spiritual experience of cameo engraving, the omnipresence of destruction and death, the determined resistance, the consolidation of one's own identity, or the ancient rituals to connect with nature.
The medium video introduces the public to the artist's world, concepts and thoughts. Reels deploy the artist's narrative and allow the viewer to indulge in the maker's work. Jewelry not only serves as a starting point for personal stories or statements, but also as a cultural catalyst that can offer emotional insight and change social perception.
SMCK ON REEL is curated by SMCK Magazine*.
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GUESTS OF HONOR - UKRAINE