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Andean realism and the integral sequence shot

 

David M.J. Wood

David M.J. Wood is a researcher at the Institute for Aesthetic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and has a PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies from King’s College, University of London. His research interests include indigenous and militant cinema in the Andean region, documentary and experimental film history and theory in Latin America, and compilation and found footage film in Mexico.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, and has published in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Secuencia, and Bulletin of Latin American Research among other journals. He is co-editor of a book on silent Latin American cinema to be published by UNAM in 2013.

He guest-edited a special issue of the journal Cosmos and History on “The Poetics of Resistance” in 2010, together with Cornelia Graeber. He also edited an issue of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies in 2011 entitled “(Bi)centenarios: Politics and Aesthetics.”

In 2010 he curated a section on contemporary Mexican experimental film and video in the exhibition and research project “(Ready)Media: Towards an Archeology of the Media and Invention in Mexico”, at the Mexico City contemporary art gallery Laboratorio de Arte Alameda .

He currently teaches film theory at UNAM, and can be reached at david_mj_wood@yahoo.com.