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About Michael Betancourt
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Bio: Michael Betancourt is an artist, theorist and historian.

His essays have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish, and published in many 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, and Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing. In the course of this research, he discovered the oldest surviving hand-painted abstract films, done in 1916 by inventor and artist Mary Hallock-Greenewalt.

As an artist, his movies have screened internationally at the Black Maria Film Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Athens Video Art Festival, Syros International Film Festival, Festival des Cinemas Differents de Paris, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop, the San Francisco Cinematheques Crossroads, and Experiments in Cinema among others. His writing complements his movie making.


Recent articles by Michael Betancourt

Digital Graffiti 2022 - Best of Show - Alys Beach, FL

Typoetry folio/book from nOIR:Z

observations on my process

Glitch Movies by Michael Betancourt on Blu-Ray

E-Book Versions for Online Classes

Metaphors for Vision

The Instaglitch Project

Research Art - now available

new Listserv for Video Art!

The Aesthetic Problem Posed by Digital Capitalism

A Note on 'Typoetry' - on

The Sun - Light From Space

PreOrder Cinematic Articulation in Motion Graphics

Die Leere Mitte Issue 10

Illustrator Glitch Experiments

Now Available - The Book of Dissolution

Humanity Enabled: AI & the Great Economic Accelleration

Conspiracy Theories are 'Animistic Fallacies'

Abstract Photography - on The Decadent Review

Solo Exhibition @ Plexus Projects' Vitrene