Michael Robinson’s collaged films explore the emotional mechanics of popular media, the nature of heartache, and the instability of the collective realities we inhabit. He discusses his process and screens multiple recent works including Onward Lossless Follows and Polycephaly in D.
Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and artist whose work has shown internationally at venues including MoMA, London’s National Portrait Gallery, The 2012 Whitney Biennial, The Austrian Film Museum, Walker Art Center, RHA Dublin, REDCAT, and MMCA Seoul, and has been regularly included in major festivals like Rotterdam, New York, Toronto, Berlinale, Jeonju, London BFI, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Cinéma du Réel. Robinson has been supported by Creative Capital, Wexner Center for the Arts, Teton ArtLab, MacDowell, The Kazuko Trust, FIDlab Marseille, and Headlands Center for the Arts. He has received awards from numerous festivals, and was featured as one of Cinema Scope’s “Best 50 filmmakers Under 50”. He holds a BFA from Ithaca College, an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is on Film/Video faculty at CalArts and Bard MFA.