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C.W. Winter

photo: C.W. Winter
C.W. Winter has submitted for examination his DPhil in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art and Wolfson College, Oxford.

The written component of his dissertation, The Recollections, offers a plain-spoken, fundamental departure from the narrative taxonomy defined by Gilles Deleuze in his books, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image and Cinema 2: The Time-Image. It describes an emergent narrative form, The Terrane-Image, that falls squarely outside of Deleuzian parameters. The practice component of his dissertation, The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin), is an eight-hour fiction film shot in the mountains of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is a geographic description of the work and non-work of a farmer over a period of fourteen months—a Georgic in five books. It will premiere in 2020. His research interests include: narrative, film aesthetics, duration, attention, oral history, geography, cognitive biases, photography, and outsider music. His dissertation is supervised by Ian Kiaer, Daria Martin, and Brandon Taylor.

Winter’s 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 Best First Film of the Year by The New York Times

He has been a visiting artist at Harvard University, University of Tokyo, California Institute of the Arts, La Fémis, Goldsmiths, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. His work has shown at such venues as: ICA Boston, ICA London, 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, Anthology Film Archives, Harvard Film Archive, and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts where he worked closely under Thom Andersen, James Benning, and Allan Sekula. He is from Los Angeles, California. He lives in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Further information: www.theanchoragefilm.com