Wolf is excited to welcome filmmaker Michael Woods who will present his first feature length film followed by a Q&A. The event is held in association with the Paris based Collectif Jeune Cinema.
Dailies From Dumpland, M. Woods, US, 2018, digital, 105', OV englisch
A nightmare, a perpetual object-hood, an erosion of the physical, a slow slide past a mechanomorphic veil, a digital tendril penetrating a global spectacle. This first feature film by iconoclast american filmmaker M. Woods is an immersive experience, oscillating between a paralyzing nightmare and an intoxicating activist practice. Combining 16mm hand developed footage and digital forms such as glitch and datamoshing, Dailies From Dumpland is an anti-Trump pamphlet, a visionary and documentary work about the current political situation in the United States.
Michael Woods is an experimental filmmaker, video artist, cinematographer, editor, and teacher based in Los Angeles, California. His work has been shown internationally, including at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR), Tribeca Film Festival, Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas, the Hamburg International Film Festival, Experimental Response Cinema, the Museum of Human Achievement, the Film Video Poetry Society, the Inattendus Bienniale, Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence, Simultan, Echo Park Film Center, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, ATA Gallery, Vast Laboratories, and Montreal Underground, where he won the top prize in 2017 for his film, Commodity Trading: Election Day.
Collectif Jeune Cinéma
Collectif Jeune Cinéma, founded in 1971, promotes the diffusion of visual experimental practices including the distribution of experimental cinema, regular monthly screenings and the yearly Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema. In the past, CJC also published two magazines dedicated to experimental cinema (Cinéma Différent (1976 to 1980) and étoilements (2007 to 2011)), and is still promoting written production on experimental practices through its festival catalogue. CJC was founded on the model of the New York Filmmakers' Coop by the filmmakers attending the Hyères festival in 1971. They decided, through this cooperative, that they would distribute their work together, in opposition to the usual commercial film distribution methods. Nowadays, CJC still follows that same idea. CJC's catalogue includes more than 1300 films from more than 350 filmmakers, and still counting.