M. WOODS - DISASSOCIATIVE PRODUCTIONS

35mm Fuji X-Processed, Nikon FM10 

M. Woods is a mixed-media artist working in experimental narrative film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, and performance. His 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.

Woods is working on The Numb Spiral exhibit, which consists of a novel, two feature films, a web series, several short films, virtual reality, performance, photography, collage, and mixed-media sculpture.

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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 is currently working on the completion of two feature films, [GENESIS] Disneyworld and [EXODUS] Melencolia. They are currently in post-production. He is also working on a short film and virtual reality piece, Commodity Trading: Dies Irae, which will incorporate super-8mm, 16mm, 35mm, video, stop motion, experimental animation, and analog/digital manipulation - to be exhibited in NYC in 2017. The companion VR piece will be exhibited in Los Angeles in February 2017. It is his hope that VR will be a disassociative anesthetic.

Woods has been accumulating work over the past ten years and continues to shoot daily for The Numb Spiral, which will soon be exhibited in parasitic experiences. The wallpaper for the Numb Spiral can be seen here: www.instagram.com/disamedia

Represented by LACDA Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles

Articles of Woods' work from Film International and Art Reveal magazine:

Music From the Noise: Post-Panoptic Gazing by David Finkelstein -Film International

Escape into Hell: A Day in a Place (A Scene from [EXODUS] Melencolia) by David Finkelstein - Film International

An Interview with M. Woods by Anne Grahm - Art Reveal Magazine