Fred WORDEN

Nationalité américaine

Fred Worden has been making experimental film since the mid 1970's. His films have been shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art, The Centre Pompidou, The Pacific Film Archive, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, The Hong Kong International Film Festival and numerous other experimental film venues.

Worden's films develop out of his interest in intermittent projection as the source of cinema's primordial powers. How a stream of still pictures passing through a projector at a speed meant to overwhelm the eyes might be harnessed to purposes other than representation or naturalism. Worden is a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

«Since the early 1970s, Fred Worden has developed a prolific body of film and digital work which through various means has pioneered a deep investigation of optical phenomena and visual perception. Often using an optical printer in his 16mm films and an analogous frame-by-frame process in his digital work, Worden’s practice has been meticulous and focused, yet these are hardly airtight formal investigations. At the heart of Worden’s work is an appreciation for and privileging of the very human “gee whiz” moments of discovery and surprise; the rigor of his process is in service of – and never loses sight of – the pure pleasure and wonder of the visual experience. As a result, far from merely being dry, theoretically driven experiments, his cinema is a deeply humane one, exploring the outer limits of our vision with intelligence, fascination, enthusiasm, and humor.»
– Mark Toscano

15 FILMS EN DISTRIBUTION

POSSESSED
2010 / n&b / sonore / simple écran / 9' 00 / 28 €
distribution : Fichier sur serveur
1859
2008 / couleur / silencieux / simple écran / 11' 00 / 35 €
distribution : Fichier sur serveur
WHEN WORLDS COLLUDE
2008 / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 13' 00 / 41 €
distribution : Fichier sur serveur
EVERYDAY BAD DREAM
2006 / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 6' 00 / 23 €
distribution : Fichier sur serveur
HERE
2005 / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 11' 00 / 35 €
distribution : Fichier sur serveur
AMONGST THE PERSUADED
2004 / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 23' 00 / 72 €
distribution : Fichier sur serveur
IF ONLY
2004 / 16mm / n&b / silencieux / simple écran / 7' 00 / 24 €
distribution : 16mm
THE OR CLOUD
2004 / 16mm / n&b / silencieux / simple écran / 6' 00 / 23 €
distribution : 16mm
AUTOMATIC WRITING
2000 / 16mm / n&b / silencieux / simple écran / 8' 00 / 26 €
distribution : 16mm
ONE
1998 / 16mm / n&b / silencieux / simple écran / 25' 00 / 80 €
distribution : 16mm
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECRET SOCIETY
1992 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 7' 00 / 24 €
distribution : 16mm
BREAKOUT
1990 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 10' 00 / 33 €
distribution : 16mm
BOULEVARD
1989 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / simple écran / 9' 00 / 29 €
distribution : 16mm
LURE
1986 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / simple écran / 6' 00 / 23 €
distribution : 16mm
HERE, THERE NOW, LATER
1983 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / simple écran / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution : 16mm