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Michael Betancourt has screened internationally in the Black Maria Film Festival, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Festival des Cinemas Differents de Paris, Millennium Film Workshop, and Experiments in Cinema among others. He wrote The ____________ Manifesto, has published in The Atlantic, Millennium Film Journal, Leonardo, and CTheory; his writing has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish, published in than twenty-one books, including The Critique of Digital Capitalism, The History of Motion Graphics, Glitch Art in Theory and Practce, and Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing.

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Research Art - now available

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 17, 2021 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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My new book Research Art: glitches, poetics, typography and the aura of the digital is now available from amazon.com! Full color illos, and only $24.95!

This book discusses linking theory and practice in a larger context of conceptual and theoretical concerns that are neither a statement of intentions, nor merely a subjective series of claims about past accomplishments. With 21 illustrations in full color, this book discusses his digital glitch movies, typoetry, abstract photography, and the Instaglitch series as direct examples of the connections between theory and practice, illuminating his proposal for "Research Art" as a domain equal to the "Business Art" familiar from exhibitions in the gallery-fair-museum network. Polemical and often challenging, it explores the role of expectations in making and interpreting art from the vantage point of the studio, rather than as a critic or historian, arguing that "Research Art" is the evolution of the critical position developed by Conceptual Art and Situationalism as the avant-garde program in art came to an end, an adaptation to the changed Contemporary reality of AI, globalization, and digital technology, an oppositional art made in the shadows of digital capitalism.






 
E-Book Versions for Online Classes

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 9, 2021 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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One of the problems with teaching during the pandemic is the accessibility of textbooks. Here are links to ebook versions of some of my books for anyone who needs them:

The History of Motion Graphics

A Short Guide to Writing About Motion Graphics

Force Magnifier: The Cultural Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

Glitch Art in Theory and Practice: Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics

Semiotics and Title Sequences: Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

Title Sequences as Paratexts: Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation

Synchronization and Title Sequences: Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

Typography and Motion Graphics: The 'Reading-Image'

Ideologies of the Real in Title Sequences, Motion Graphics and Cinema

Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space

The Critique of Digital Capitalism






 
A Note on 'Typoetry' - on Utsanga.it

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 7, 2021 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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My discussion of asemic typography in terms of semiotic theory, A Note on 'Typoetry' (which uses examples of my work as illustrations) has been published in Utsanga.it no. 28.






 
Die Leere Mitte Issue 10

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 21, 2021 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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In issue 10: Randee Silv, Angela Caporaso, Michael Betancourt, Marjan Zahed-Kindersley, Mark Young, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Christopher Clifton, Nico Vassilakis, Mario Jos Cervantes.

Edited in Berlin by Horst Berger and Federico Federici

download the issue | download the cover

purchase the print edition: Lulu |amazon.com | .de | .it | .uk| .au






 
Now Available - The Book of Dissolution

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 23, 2020 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This work of visual poetry is composed from forty-two carefully curated compositions produced between 1998 and 2020. Dissolution means the decomposition into fragments or parts, a disintegration that returns the established order to its component elementsbut this breaking up does not mean an end to order, merely the conversion from one state to another, more dynamic one. These images are a meditation on this process of ordering and transformation. These images are a meditation on this process of ordering and transformation, a sequence of images, like an animation without the in-between frames.