The written component of his dissertation, The Terrane-Image, 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. His primary research interests have included: narratology, film aesthetics, duration, attention, oral history, human geography, photography, and outsider music.
The practice component of his dissertation, Occident’s March, is a nine-hour feature film shot in the mountains of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is currently in post-production.
C.W.’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 the 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, 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. He is from Los Angeles, California.
Further information: www.theanchoragefilm.com