His written dissertation, The Insufficiency of Slowness, examines uses of extended duration in contemporary art, music, and cinema. It defines the terms of a post-Deleuzian look at representations of time by offering a fundamental critique of and departure from Deleuze’s landmark books, The Movement Image and The Time Image. His primary research interests have included: the philosophy of time, film aesthetics, attention, technics, economics, narrative theory, dramaturgy, oral histories, ethnography, and music.
His first feature film, The Anchorage, won a Golden Leopard at Film Festival Locarno and was named Best Independent/Experimental Film of the Year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. It was named one of the Ten Best Films of the Year by critics at Cinema Scope, Variety, Senses of Cinema, IndieWire, and Film Comment and was named the Best First Film of the Year by The New York Times. He is currently in production on his second feature film, Occident’s March, which is being shot in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
He has been a visiting artist at Harvard University, University of Tokyo, California Institute of the Arts, La Fémis, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. His work has shown at such venues as: ICA Boston, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Fotomuseum Winterthur, National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Wexner Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He is from Los Angeles, California.
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