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Experiments in Cinema 8.53 showing Antag|Protag

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This year's Experiments in Cinema Festival will be showing my movie Antag|Protag (2012) in the first screening in this year's program:

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SoundImageSound Festival 9

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 31, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


My movie Antag|Protag will be screening in the Fixed Media Program on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:30 PM as part of the SoundImageSound Festival.

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MEMIC Film Salon 1 - NOV 30

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I have two movies in the MEMIC Film Salon 1: War Paint on Friday 30th November opening at 7pm.

MEMIC (Midlands Experimental Moving Image Collective)

One will be in the screening and Viral Underground will be one of the pieces in the video art exhibition at the Althorpe Street Studios & Gallery, Royal Leamington Spa. Leamington is just over an hour by train from London, and 30 mins from Birmingham:

Althorpe Industrial Estate, Althorpe Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2AU


NYC, Screening of my movie Star Fish rescheduled to November 16, 7-10pm

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The next Synthetic Zero event at BronxArtSpace, is co-curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and Jo Q. Nelson. The show includes performance, experimental video, music, video installations, visual art and sculpture:


Synthetic Zero Event
curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and Jo Q. Nelson
Openings November 16, 7-10pm


No Ends Group Show at No Romance March 31, 2012

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 23, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


The collaborative video Viral Underground that Rey Parla and I made will be in this show:

On Saturday, March 31st, Osiel Rojas proudly presents No Ends a one night only group show at No Romance. The beautifully dark exhibition features a dozen artists with works varying in media, subject matter. These artists are of varying backgrounds, locations, and points of view, but all share a very basic need to make ends meet has served as a jumping off point for each piece featured in the show. While some pieces directly capture the disparity, violence, and angst of these overloaded abstract times others capture hybrid parallel emotions that may to a degree expose the artists process and intentions for a few hours. The ambiguity of this coming together is as fleeting as any New York City night, and less about a cohesive theme, and more about seizing the now.

No Ends demonstrates that in difficult times the possibilities of making and producing are the source of the artists inspirations, visions, and sustainability, as chaos seems to command the future and the present.

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Experiments in Cinema v7.9

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 5, 2012 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


My movie, One, will also be in this festival, a Basement Films and UNM Cinematic Arts Department Production: info here.

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Atlanta Film Festival 2012

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Two of my movies, Disks of Newton and One, will be in this festival. The Experimental Program will be on March 28 at 7:45.

The program includes:

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Slap Happy Sticker Invitational

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 7, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


I have a sticker in this show curated by Paul Weston and DB Burkeman for Art Basel Miami Beach this year. They selected 75 artists from around the globe to create an intimate, (same size), black and white sticker.

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Avant-to-Live Show at Contraband Cinema, Atlanta GA

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 1, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Saturday, November 19: Avant To Live!

Robbie Land + Michael Betancourt + Sylvia Schedelbauer +
Christopher Childs + Anna Spence + Takuro Masuda

Saturday November 19th 8pm at Beep Beep Gallery

I am planning to be at this show. The description is exciting: Camera-less works, glitch animation, 16mm film lit by fireflies, static datamoshing, archival collage, excel animation, and hand-painted films made by leading fine-art filmmakers working within the region and the globe.

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MisALT Screening Series Presents: Glitch vs Scratch

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 11, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


The MisALT Screening Series returns this Sunday, October 16th at a new location and with an exciting program of experimental film and video that explore and celebrate the distortion, destruction, and decomposition of their respective media.

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