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1. Sla307 Art Space presents: WHEELER WINSTON DIXON Film Program / Screening

Sla307 Art Space presents: WHEELER WINSTON DIXON Film Program / Screening

NOVEMBER 12 / SATURDAY DOORS / 6:30PM. SCREENING BEGINS / 7PM / 5 FILMS: LIFE OF LUXURY / HUMAN SCALE / REAL & UNREAL / TAKE ONE / BEAT BOX Sla307 Art Space is pleased to present: Wheeler Winston Dixon’s films and videos have been screened at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The Microscope Gallery, The British Film Institute, The Jewish Museum, The Millennium Film Workshop, The San Francisco Cinématheque, The New Arts Lab, The Collective for Living Cinema, The Kitchen Center for Experimental Art, The Filmmakers Cinématheque, Film Forum, The Amos Eno Gallery, The Oberhausen Film Festival and at numerous universities and film societies throughout the world. wheelerwinstondixon.com


2. Filmhuis Cavia Presents - Wheeler Winston Dixon - Film Screening, July 6th, Amsterdam

Filmhuis Cavia Presents - Wheeler Winston Dixon - Film Screening, July 6th, Amsterdam

Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam, is pleased to present, in person, Wheeler Winston Dixon: "An American Dream and Other Films," Friday July 6th, at 9pm. Dixon will present his films An American Dream, Look, Prison State, The Catastrophe Series, Real & Unreal as well as new, previously unscreened work. Dixon was part of the New York underground experimental film scene in the 1960s. His complete film work is archived in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Earlier on the same evening, experimental filmmaker Gwendolyn Audrey Foster will present, in person, "Queer Punk Feminist Experimental Films," Friday July 6th, at 7pm at Filmhuis Cavia. https://vimeo.com/275155501 For more information see: expcinema.org/site/en/events/wheeler-winston-dixon-american-dream-and-other-films expcinema.org/site/en/events/gwendolyn-audrey-foster-queer-feminist-punk-experimental-films expcinema.org/site/en/venues/filmhuis-cavia filmhuiscavia.nl/index.php


3. Stargrove

Stargrove

"A brief film from 1974 - really an experiment - which uses eight layers of superimposition to create a work of such density that no one image dominates for more than a few seconds." - Wheeler Winston Dixon Read an interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


4. Cutting Room Newsreel (Silent)

Cutting Room Newsreel (Silent)

"A brief silent film. Working on an upright Moviola in a cutting room at Preview Theater in Manhattan, 1974. Photographed by David Kofke." - Wheeler Winston Dixon Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


5. Numen Lumen

Numen Lumen

"Meditations on light and a window fan for Jerry Hiler and Nick Dorsky." - Wheeler Winston Dixon "Warm regards from the West Coast -- I only wish I had seen your films much sooner than I did because we are so much closer as filmmakers than I ever could have expected." - Jerome Hiler Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


6. Tight Rope [Excerpt]

Tight Rope [Excerpt]

"A short film shot in the winter of 1974." - Wheeler Winston Dixon "An unusually balanced film, a very simple film (but then, one which knows itself) . . . light is the subject matter, beginning in sun and ending at fireplace, but this continuity is not permitted to disturb the singular emotion of the film. I am especially intrigued by the stops and-starts within zoom and pan movements-these metamorphizing eye-movement more exactly than the usual smoothness, thus keeping the work most carefully personal." - Stan Brakhage Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


7. BWA Museum, Poland - Foster / Dixon Promo

BWA Museum, Poland - Foster / Dixon Promo

Foster / Dixon Experimental Video Art Exhibit at BWA Contemporary Art Museum in Katowice, Poland. Exhibit/Installation: March 2 through April 15th, 2018. Film/video art by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster and Wheeler Winston Dixon, curated by Witold Stypa. Here is a sneak preview of the vermissage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooHGoevKlRc Read more info here (choose English): http://www.bwa.katowice.pl/p/604/gwendolyn_audrey_foster__wheeler_winston_dixon_n/ https://expcinema.org/site/en/events/foster-dixon-new-experimental-video-works BWA Contemporary Art Museum in Katowice, Poland 6th Korfantego Alley Katowice 40-004 Copyright © 2018 Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. All rights reserved


8. Beat Box

Beat Box

"It's a boom box with a beat - or, 'an electronic device that adds a backbeat, manipulates sounds, and mimics musical instruments' - or just a brief divertissement." - Wheeler Winston Dixon This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


9. London Clouds

London Clouds

"No matter where you arrive in legend, you find yourself at the point of initial departure." - Wheeler Winston Dixon "Though he’s best known today as a scholar (his 1997 book The Exploding Eye provides a who’s who of 1960s experimentalists), Dixon’s short films…are themselves visual catalogs of underground techniques: snarky Bruce Conner-ish montage, psychoactive Conrad/Sharits flicker effects, and Mekasian home-movie diaries. The distinctive Dixon kick comes from witty edits to far-out music. His loopy Americana remix Serial Metaphysics (1972) grooves to an increasingly trippy reverb and teen portrait The DC 5 Memorial Film (1969) prowls through Charles Ives, while the magnificent acid-structuralist London Clouds (1970) rocks to a Henri Pousseur electronic psych-out." - Ed Halter, The Village Voice "Wheeler Winston Dixon is a masterful film editor. His sensitivity to the movement within the frame and of the camera itself allows for a fluidity in his editing that is exuberant and refreshing. He is skillful not only in manipulating the flow of images but the flow of ideas as well . . . Magical realms, pubescent fantasies, dreams of wish fulfillment, all so innocuous and tame on the television set, assume strangely mythic proportions through Wheeler's editing and even the mundane world we accept so readily begins to look somehow dreamlike and unreal." - Bruce Rubin, Associate Curator of Film, Whitney Museum of American Art Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


10. Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

"Late one night in the Time/Life Building in 1969, the television speaks." - Wheeler Winston Dixon Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


11. Escape

Escape

"Escape is an illusion." - Wheeler Winston Dixon “There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.” - Roland Barthes This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


12. Window

Window

"A window in a New York City restaurant, with a young couple oblivious to the traffic outside." - Wheeler Winston Dixon This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


13. Quick Constant and Solid Instant

Quick Constant and Solid Instant

“Quick Constant and Solid Instant documents a Flux Mass at Voorhees Chapel at Rutgers University in 1969; intercut with the paintings of John Wallington, and Rod Townley on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Soundtrack: Gerard Malanga, reading his poems at The Rose Room, Rutgers University, 1969.” – Wheeler Winston Dixon “The rich filmic collapse of personal memory into cultural history is summed up at the end of Quick Constant and Solid Instant (1969), a Fluxus performance set to a Gerard Malanga poetry reading. ‘It will take you a long time,’ intones Malanga, ‘to understand why I wrote poems for you.’” - Ed Halter, The Village Voice Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


14. Dana Can Deal

Dana Can Deal

Three separate events: the birth of a litter of pups at a British reform school for delinquent minors in 1946; a dentist's convention in Cincinnati circa 1936; and common place views of New York City in the 1920s as interpreted by a visitor from Ohio. "Wheeler Winston Dixon, the prolific author of books on François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, American experimental cinema, and film theory, has also been making experimental films of his own for the past three decades. This three-program retrospective traces Dixon's career from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, with rare screenings of early works like The DC Five Memorial Film (1969), which interweaves home movies of Dixon's 1950s Connecticut childhood with footage shot in 1969 in New York City and at a farm upstate; Quick Constant and Solid Instant (1969), featuring a Fluxus group-performance piece; and Madagascar, or, Caroline Kennedy's Sinful Life in London (1976), in which a fictional Caroline recovers from a hangover. Also shown are Serial Metaphysics (1984–86), an examination of the American lifestyle recut entirely from existing television advertisements, and What Can I Do? (1993), a rigorous, tender portrait of an elderly woman who holds dinner-party guests in thrall to her difficult family life. Dixon, who will introduce all three programs, is generously donating the originals of these films to MoMA." - Joshua Siegel, Museum of Modern Art Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


15. Going Up

Going Up

"Visual variations on a modern monolith." - Wheeler Winston Dixon This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


16. Rose V

Rose V

"The last in my 'rose' series - at least for the present time." - Wheeler Winston Dixon This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


17. Children of Light (Excerpt)

Children of Light (Excerpt)

" On The 4th of July in upstate New York, 1969, at a small farm I owned at the time, local children and their parents play with sparklers in the evening - a very simple film." - Wheeler Winston Dixon Read an Interview with Dixon here: http://sensesofcinema.com/2003/feature-articles/wheeler_winston_dixon/


18. Neon Dream

Neon Dream

"A few thoughts on the neon universe, stripped away from any commercial use." - Wheeler Winston Dixon This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


19. Oasis

Oasis

"Variations of light and shadow in a desert oasis in Death Valley." - Wheeler Winston Dixon "What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.


20. Digital Rose 2

Digital Rose 2

"A companion piece to my earlier video - https://vimeo.com/178756824 - once again, for Gwendolyn Audrey Foster." - Wheeler Winston Dixon This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.