John WOODMAN


Nationality: English

John Woodman has worked in experimental film since1977 investigating landscape and the environment. His films and installations have been screened and exhibited in many international film festivals and galleries across the world and also featured on Channel 4. He was a founding member of the Undercut Magazine Collective and a co-editor and designer from 1981-86.

The DVD 'Landscape Films 1977-82' was published by LUX in 2013. He collaborated with Jean Matthee on the films NEXT DOOR and DOUBLE DOORS in 1981 and with Roger Polley on projects, commissions and film installations exhibited in many national/ international galleries.

His film and video work has been shown in venues and film festivals including The London Filmmakers co-op, the National Film Theatre, The Royal Academy of Art, 2011, the 28th Kasselar International Dokumentarfilm, 2011, Stuttgart Filmwinter, International Festival of Expanded Media, 2012 and 'Environmental Agency: A Landscape Film Programme' at the BFI NFT, 2013. Installations of video work have been exhibited at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in March 2013 and RUSKIN'S PONDS at the Alchemy Film Festival in 2015, Biennale of Art Exhibitions and Film, Kyoto, 2019 and the Kunstmuseum Reutlingen, 2022.

During 2017 film festival screenings have included: Monologue Film Festival, New York; ONE SHOT Film Festival, Armenia; Edinburgh International Film Festival; Bogota International Film Festival, Columbia; Slow Short Film Festival, UK; Switzerland International Film Festival; Jihlava International Film Documentary Festival. In 2018 film screenings have included: LES INATTENDUS, Lyon; NOMADICA, Bologna. During 2019 film screenings have included; ONE SHOT Film Festival, Armenia; 64th Cork Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux. 2021: VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival, LA; ECRA Experimental Film Festival, Brazil. 2022: Tagore International Film Festival, India; DRUK International Film Festival, Bhutan.

His recent work continues with his investigation, through the observation of landscape and natural phenomena, of issues concerning representation, duration and perception. Using a fixed frame and handheld camera the work explores concerns of time-space and light, focussing on visual transformation, change and transience. Working in 'real time', particular emphasis is given to the way in which, through time, changes in light, weather and season affect our perception of space and place in film. Consideration of reflexivity and the spectator's phenomenological experience of viewing and the contemplation of video and film of long continuous duration is an important aspect of his work.

22 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

LIGHT AND DARK
2021 / HDV / color / sound and silent / single screen / 46' 45 / 166 €
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TIME-AFTER CANALETTO
2021 / HDV / color / silent / single screen / 12' 00 / 52 €
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TWICE IN A BLUE MOON (AFTER NOKOMIS) - 12 full moons
2020-2021 / HDV / color / sound and silent / single screen / 29' 30 / 114 €
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BEECH TREE- ILLUMINATION
2020 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 26' 34 / 105 €
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THE GOLDFINCH (AFTER FABRITIUS)
2020 / HDV / color / silent / single screen / 4' 30 / 35 €
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APPEARANCE
2019 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 8' 07 / 40 €
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FIRST LIGHT
2018 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 20' 40 / 85 €
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ROCKPOOL (FOR JACQUES)
2018 / HDV / color / silent / single screen / 7' 28 / 41 €
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THE SEPARATION
2016 / HDV / color / silent / single screen / 6' 00 / 42 €
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SEQUENCES (LAMENT FOR THE LOST)
2016 / HDV / color / silent / single screen / 4' 00 / 32 €
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OBSERVATIONAL SERIES 2
2011-2015 / Video / color / sound and silent / single screen / 98' 00 / 308 €
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SUNSPOT
2011 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 10' 44 / 47 €
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NOVEMBER MORNING
2010 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 52 €
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PEAR TREE
1977-1981 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 14' 00 / 60 €
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BRIDGE
1980 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 10' 00 / 44 €
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REFLECTIONS ON MY SHADOW
1980 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 30' 00 / 116 €
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SPIDER
1979 / color / silent / single screen / 11' 00 / 48 €
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BEACH FRAGMENTS
1978 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 6' 55 / 42 €
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OBSERVATIONAL SERIES
1978 / color / silent / single screen / 18' 00 / 76 €
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DAWN AND DUSK
1977 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 8' 00 / 40 €
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LIGHT MOVEMENTS
1977 / color / silent / single screen / 11' 00 / 48 €
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TIME FLOW
1977 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 11' 00 / 48 €
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