M. WOODS - DISASSOCIATIVE PRODUCTIONS
M. Woods is a media terrorist working in avant-garde film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, and performance. He has released over thirty short films, his debut feature film, and is working on the finishing touches of three more feature films. His work has been shown at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, ATA Gallery, Experimental Response Cinema, the Museum of Human Achievement, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Collectif Jeune Cinema's Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas, LUFF, MUFF Marseilles, Fracto, Images Contre Nature, Festival Tout Courts Aix en Provence, and he recently won the top prize at the 2017 Montreal Underground Film Festival.
Woods' work chronicles the spread of the Numb Spiral, the results of a digital sickness that manifests itself in the codification and symbolic negation of being. His work is a fashioned attack against the institutional structures of white supremacy and the alpha male fantasy.
The Numb Spiral is the point at which consciousness negates being, and a cruel illusion maintains control of the flailing senses. What begins as apathy, surreptitiously devolves into solipsism and nihilism, until the infected succumbs to the perception of total illusion. The Digital Sickness is the evil at the heart of mediated representation, and in tandem with spectacle and the negation of the simulacra, the Digital Sickness marches onwards towards the eradication of the real and the propagation of its double.
M. Woods released Dailies from Dumpland (2018) in a world premiere at Collectif Jeune Cinema’s 20th Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas, followed by a brief tour through Berlin, Hamburg, Lille, Marseilles, culminating in a screening of Dailies from Dumpland and a short retrospective at Lausanne Underground Film Festival 2018. The first Numb Spiral Tour was presented by Collectif Jeune Cinema, produced by Jessica Macor in coordination with The Grand Action Theater, L’Hybrid - Lille, Wolf Kino - Berlin, B-Movie - Hamburg, and Videodrome 2 - Marseilles. Thanks to Théo Deliyannis and the team at Collectif Jeune Cinema.
M. Woods is now preparing the release of Commodity Trading: Dies Irae (2018), [GENESIS] Disneyworld (2019), and [EXODUS] Melencolia (tentative 2019.) He is also in post-production on two Avant-Garde Virtual Reality pieces - one of which debuted at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in January of 2018 and played at VRLA 2018.
Woods has been accumulating work over the past 14 years and continues to shoot daily for The Numb Spiral, which will soon be exhibited in more parasitic experiences. The wallpaper for the Numb Spiral can be seen here: www.instagram.com/disamedia
Represented by LACDA Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles
Featured Artist at The Vast Lab, Los Angeles
Distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris.
Interview w/ filmmaker M. Woods - Avant-Kinema online magazine.
Interview with Michael Woods: Enter the Numb Spiral by Patrick King - Cultured Vultures
Music From the Noise: Post-Panoptic Gazing by David Finkelstein -Film International
An Interview with M. Woods by Anne Grahm - Art Reveal Magazine