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Wheeler Winston Dixon

"Wheeler Winston Dixon is a masterful film editor. His sensitivity to the movement within the frame and of the camera itself allows for fluidity in his editing that is exuberant and refreshing. It is as though his films tap into our collective unconscious by exploring the surface realities that permeate our lives." - Bruce Rubin, Former Associate Curator of Film, Whitney Museum of American Art

"Dixon applies tonal, structural and chromatic strategies, such as color inversion, to live footage to create shifting images that also engage with political and philosophical undertones [creating] film poetry as painting for the twenty-first century." - Sarah Tremlett, The Poetics of Poetry Film (Intellect Press, 2021)

"There are already enough images in the world. In my videos, I prefer to use existing imagery, playing with it to the point of abstraction to create an other-worldly experience. Although the original images are rooted in the real world, the final product exists in a phantom zone, existing only as long as the image is projected on the screen. At the same time, I hope to seduce the viewer into believing that however unreal these images are, they still have some sort of temporal reality. It is this gap between the actual and the imagined that informs all of my work." - Wheeler Winston Dixon

Dixon's films have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, Filmhuis Cavia (Amsterdam), Studio 44 (Stockholm), La lumière collective (Montréal), The BWA Katowice Museum (Poland), The Microscope Gallery, The National Film Theatre (UK), The Jewish Museum, The Millennium Film Workshop, The San Francisco Cinématheque, LA Filmforum (Los Angeles), The New Arts Lab, The Collective for Living Cinema, The Kitchen, The Filmmakers Cinématheque, Film Forum, The Amos Eno Gallery, Sla 307 Art Space, The Gallery of Modern Art, The Rice Museum, The Oberhausen Film Festival, Undercurrent, Experimental Response Cinema and elsewhere.

Dixon's complete film work from 1966 to 2003 is archived in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Dixon's contemporary video work is collected in the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Entire contents of this website copyright © 2015 - 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.

  1. Wheeler Winston Dixon - 2022 Show

    “Here’s a collection of some of the films I’ve created in 2021 – 2022, in a one hour show meant to be viewed at one sitting.” – WWD

    Dixon's films have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, Filmhuis Cavia (Amsterdam), Studio 44 (Stockholm), La lumière collective (Montréal), The BWA Katowice Museum (Poland), The Microscope Gallery, The National Film Theatre (UK), The Jewish Museum, The Millennium Film Workshop, The San Francisco Cinématheque, LA Filmforum (Los Angeles), The New Arts Lab, The Collective for Living Cinema, The Kitchen, The Filmmakers Cinématheque, Film Forum, The Amos Eno Gallery, Sla 307 Art Space, The Gallery of Modern Art, The Rice Museum, The Oberhausen Film Festival, Undercurrent, Experimental Response Cinema and elsewhere. Dixon's complete film work from 1966 to 2003 is archived in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Dixon's contemporary video work is collected in the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

    "Wheeler Winston Dixon is a masterful film editor. His sensitivity to the movement within the frame and of the camera itself allows for fluidity in his editing that is exuberant and refreshing. It is as though his films tap into our collective unconscious by exploring the surface realities that permeate our lives." – Bruce Rubin, Former Associate Curator of Film, Whitney Museum of American Art

    "Wheeler Winston Dixon applies tonal, structural and chromatic strategies, such as color inversion, to live footage to create shifting images that also engage with political and philosophical undertones [creating] film poetry as painting for the twenty-first century." – Sarah Tremlett, The Poetics of the Poetry Film

    "There are already enough images in the world. In my videos, I prefer to use existing imagery, playing with it to the point of abstraction to create an otherworldly experience. It is this gap between the actual and the imagined that informs all of my work." – Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Films included in this program:

    OUTLINES – vimeo.com/494549150

    WHAT COMES NEXT – vimeo.com/645397164

    LUMINOUS BODY – vimeo.com/517499724

    CHROME DESERT – vimeo.com/569464177

    CHILDHOOD – vimeo.com/532751005

    BIG CITY – vimeo.com/577816047

    URBAN RENEWAL II – vimeo.com/650939245

    OMICRON – vimeo.com/657620956

    TOURISTS – vimeo.com/707581306

    CAN I BORROW TEN DOLLARS? – vimeo.com/714776676

    SAY WHAT? – vimeo.com/719463715

    PALM SPRINGS – vimeo.com/720908627

    DON’T SAY A WORD – vimeo.com/729780975

    THE NEW WORLD – vimeo.com/703030821

    ANOTHER NIGHT OUT – vimeo.com/580011074

    FLUID GEOMETRY – vimeo.com/558628516

    HOPSCOTCH – vimeo.com/679874119

    ANALOGUE DREAMS – vimeo.com/537831583

    IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE – vimeo.com/731952290

    These videos were created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and were made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

    Copyright © 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.

  2. Efflorescence

    “The explosion of color and light that marks the efflorescence of nature is best expressed in the blossoming of late summer flowers in August.” – Herbert Spencer

    This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

    Copyright © 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.

  3. Finish Line

    “It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line.” – C.S. Lewis

    This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

    Copyright © 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.

  4. Five O'Clock Shadow

    “As he surveyed the city in the late afternoon light, it seemed that the world itself had a permanent five o’clock shadow.” – Raymond Chandler

    This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

    Copyright © 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.

  5. Heartshot

    “Back in 2006, a young musician crossed my path – a solo act working under the name of Heartshot. His music was beautiful, loud, distorted – and I have no idea what happened to him. But suddenly these images, and his track, which he gave to me before we parted, merged in my mind on this day, and this is the result.” – Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Image: Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Track: Heartshot

    This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

    Copyright © 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.

  6. Heat Wave

    “Europe is simmering in its third heat wave of the summer, fueling devastating wildfires and threatening millions of people. On Sunday alone, Portugal and Spain reported more than 1,000 heat-related deaths. In France, thousands of people fled wildfires. One United Kingdom airport suspended flights after its runway melted, and another after its runway buckled in the heat.” – News Report, July 18, 2022

    This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

    Copyright © 2022 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.