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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. Records & Tapes

    “I hate the technological rip-offs that pass for music formats these days, and go back to vinyl to hear a good record because the sound is always so much fuller.” – John Lydon

    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.

  2. WWD @ Big Screen Plaza

    “A brief video clip of my outdoor installation screening at Big Screen Plaza, 851 6th Ave, NYC, where three of my films, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Geometry and Fluid Geometry II are being shown from July 15th – August 31, 2022, on a 16-foot-by-30-foot HD screen.” – WWD

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    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. Tell Me What You Really Think

    “It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.” – Carl Thomas Rowan

    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. Cyclone

    “At the heart of the cyclone tearing the sky is a place of central calm. “ – Edwin Markham

    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. Divertimento

    “As the title suggests, a light entertainment made to cool off on a hot summer day.” – WWD

    Track: Divertimento in B-flat major, K. 137 by W.A. Mozart

    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. Don't Say A Word

    “Sometimes silence is a really good answer. ” – Chandler Brossard

    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.