Michael Betancourt

Michael Betancourt is a research artist/theorist whose movies and static is visually seductive, and conscious of its digital origins, bringing the visionary tradition into the present: emphasizing aesthetics allows the viewer to find poetic meaning in everyday life. His movies screened internationally at the Black Maria Film Festival, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Festival des Cinemas Differents de Paris, Director’s Lounge (Berlin), Millennium Film Workshop, and Experiments in Cinema among others. His writing has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish, and published in a variety of magazines, including The Atlantic, Make Magazine, Millennium Film Journal, Leonardo, Semiotica, and CTheory. He wrote The ____________ Manifesto, and the books The Critique of Digital Capitalism, Glitch Art in Theory and Practice, Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, and many others.