Michael Betancourt

Michael Betancourt (°1971) is a research artist/theorist who works with abstraction in movies and static photography. His art is visually seductive, conscious of its digital origins, bringing the visionary tradition into the present: emphasizing aesthetics finds poetic meaning in everyday life. His movies screened internationally at the Black Maria Film Festival, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Festival des Cinemas Différents de Paris, Director’s Lounge (Berlin), Millennium Film Workshop, and Experiments in Cinema among others. His theoretical writing has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish.