Paul Antick

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Paul Antick is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator. Since 2012, episodes from his Smith and Willing project - a collection of pseudo-autoethnographic history stories - have appeared in numerous academic journals and edited volumes, including Allegra Lab, Journal of Extreme Anthropology, Journal of Visual Culture, Photographies, Transcultural Montage (2013), and Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe (2018). His exhibition and performance work has been supported by outlets in Europe, North America and Asia, including Walter Philips Gallery, John Hansard Gallery, Horse Hospital, and Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery. His most recent project, 'Smith in Malaya', a documentary fiction film that addresses the aftermath of the so-called 'Batang Kali Incident', premiered in 2023 at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.  Other recent work includes the short films ‘Smith on Heroin’ (2021) and ‘Smith Commits a Crime' (2022), and the radio programmes 'Smith in Belfast’ (2018) and 'Smith in Palestine' (2021), co-produced with Jo Langton, for Resonance FM. He is an Honorary Fellow at University of Roehampton, London, and a member of the advisory board for The February Journal. For more information about Smith & Willing, see