Dr. Timothy Smith

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Timothy Smith is an artist and researcher working with moving image and sound. His practice explores the intersection of memory, voice, temporality, spectrality, and notions of queer subjectivity. Recent academic research involved detailed analyses of artworks and material practices, identifying a range of subversive strategies implemented by artists intent on amplifying the voices of marginalised communities. These included alternative modes of listening, seeing and feeling that complicate hegemonic notions of history, genre, representation and subjectivity.

Timothy's narrative films have screened at more than 70 international film festivals; winning awards in Milan, Calgary, Oslo and Warsaw. His experimental audiovisual work has screened in London at the BFI London Film Festival, BFI Flare and Fringe! Queer Film Fest; and internationally in Rotterdam, Barcelona, Montréal, Michigan and Washington DC. His most recent film, Queering di Teknolojik was nominated for the 2019 BFI London Film Festival Best Short Film Award and the 2020 Iris Prize. The film won the ‘George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award’ at the 2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Best British Short Award at Bristol Queer Vision.


Medium shot of Timothy Smith speaking onstage at the 2018 BFI Flare Film Festival
Image of Timothy Smith, seen from behind as he flies a drone camera in the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland