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, five 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 just released Dailies from Dumpland (2018), which will be premiering in the fall; he is 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 13 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

Select films distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris.

 

ARTICLES/POSTS/OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Articles

Interview w/ filmmaker M. Woods - Avant-Kinema online magazine.

Interview with Michael Woods: Enter the Numb Spiral by Patrick King - Cultured Vultures

Review of Disneyworld by Nikola Gocic of Film Panic, Cultured Vultures, and Taste of Cinema

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