Alan C. Smith is a Bermudian visual artist, writer, performer and theatre director. The work that he creates often has autobiographical origins with fantastical elements. His visual art is usually manipulated digital photography and much of it to date has been portraiture and self-portraiture featuring atypically rendered Bermudiana. He also produces digital video shorts using stills, animation, text, music, video, song and spoken word. Inspiration comes from his island home, cartoons, comic books, biblical stories and mythology. Some images contain text from poetry that he has written. Increasingly he creates projects that involve images, poetry and performance.
He has been published in POUI, In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Caribbean Writer, the award winning Under the Moon and Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems, Poems United: A Commonwealth Anthology and Bermuda Anthology of Poetry, This Poem-Worthy Place: Bermuda Anthology of Poetry Volume II, I wish I could tell you: Bermuda Anthology of Children’s Literature and Young Adult Stories, Bermudian Magazine, Chroma, Wildriver Review, COCK NO.7, writers in the crowd, tongues of the ocean and other publications. He has performed in Bermuda, North America, the West Indies and the UK.
He has also written interviews, articles and theatre and dance reviews for a number of local publications.
Some of his recent work can be purchased at Gallery One Seventeen at 117 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Some of the video shorts from his digital video installation - 30 days w/0 - which appeared in the Bermuda Biennial 2016 at the Bermuda National Gallery, can be viewed in the video section of this website. Three of the poems that inspired the installation appear in the current volume of Poui - https://issuu.com/kerry36/docs/poui_xviii.