M. WOODS - DISASSOCIATIVE PRODUCTIONS
M. Woods is a Latinx-American media terrorist working in avant-garde film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, performance, curation, installation, music composition, and immersive media. He is a member of Kiira Benzing’s Double Eye Studios, a board member at The Vast Lab in Los Angeles, a represented artist and guest curator at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, and a co-founder of the avant-garde international union Agitate: 21C. His short film work is distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema. He has released over forty short films, two feature films, VR and is working on the completion of the Numb Spiral. His work has been shown at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Venice Biennale, Tribeca Film Festival, Artists’ Television Access, Experimental Response Cinema, the Museum of Human Achievement, Pleasure Dome/PIX Gallery, AgX, La Lumiere Collective, 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 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 (2020), [GENESIS] Disneyworld (2020), and [EXODUS] Melencolia (tentative 2020.) 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 15 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
Distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris.
“Disobedience is a Given” - Written by Mónica Saviron for Berlin Critic’s Weeks publication, “Koschke”. Featuring a still from “An Infinite Loop for Resistance/Commodity Trading” and a contextualization of M. Woods’ work within the militant, political avant-garde.
Senses of Cinema World Poll Vol 1 - Dailies from Dumpland (Feature) on Raphaël Bassan & Dan Browne Year End Lists. http://sensesofcinema.com/2019/world-poll/world-poll-2018-part-1/
Lausanne Underground Film Festival “Interview with M. Woods” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BuN3ESj8gs
Desistfilm Magazine, “Dailies from Dumpland” Selected as one of 18 Films for 2018. List by artist Dan Browne. http://desistfilm.com/desistfilm-2018-film-round-up-the-list/?fbclid=IwAR3J70kidNC2YvULa0VRwmE-RuwX8uJ1oxGN72BgwUG3WgDWrNOIq1QuJ40
Videodrome 2, the Marseilles Underground Film Festival, and Images Contre Nature present a Master Class by M. Woods. https://vimeo.com/297553004?fbclid=IwAR36CLk0V4TU11mrxPRJ3qHgF-v2FBp8pLNbxTA2GveDDzmQkKHN7eqN6to
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