Holobomo is the winner of the Best Video award at the 2010 Avanca Film Festival (Portugal) and recipient of an honorable mention at Videoformes (France). It has been screened at a number of festivals worldwide, including INVIDEO (Italy), VAD Festival (Spain), Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany), fLEXiff (Australia) and FILE (Brazil).

HOLOBOMO
Owen Eric Wood (Canada)
video, 2009, 4 min. 25 sec.

In a world bombarded by visual stimuli, I am seduced by images. I struggle to find meaning but when I try to connect I find myself appropriating an artificially-constructed culture as my own. My social interactions mimic staged events I've seen somewhere before. All I want is to be part of the picture. In the end, I become an imitation of life.

In Holobomo, I re-appropriate images and sound from filmmaker Mike Hoolboom's Imitations of Life, which is also composed of found footage, in order to emphasizes the decomposition of context as meaning is recycled and reinterpreted.

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AWARDS

2010

Best Video, Avanca International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Mulimedia (Portugal)
Honorable Mention, Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

 
 
SCREENINGS

2012

Kaunas mene. Kalbėjimasis Festival (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Videoholica Special Selection 2011 (Sofia, Bulgaria)
VisualContainer (Milan, Italy)
Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse, France)

2011

Festival Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques (Marseille, France)
Videoholica (Varna, Bulgaria)
Extensão do Festival de Avanca'10 (Olhão, Portugal)
REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival (Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada)
Extensão do Festival de Avanca na Esad (Matosinhos, Portugal)

2010

INVIDEO (Milan, Italy)
Corona Cork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland)
Sanctioned Array (New York City, U.S.A.)
VAD festival Internacional de video i arts digitals (Girona, Spain)
fLEXiff - The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
Quebec Transit - Open Cinema International Short & Animation Film Festival (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Portobello Film Festival (London, United Kingdom)
FILE Electronic Language International Festival Exhibition (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Avanca International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Mulimedia (Avanca, Portugal)
Festival International Montreal en Arts (Montreal, Canada)
Festival Mix di Cinema Gaylesbico & Queer Culture (Milan, Italy)
Queer City Cinema (Regina, Canada)
LOOP Festival - The Platform for VideoArt (Barcelona, Spain)
Videoformes on Tour (Paris, France)
Videoformes International Manifestation of Video Art and Digital Cultures (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Les Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois (Montreal, Canada)
Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Stuttgart, Germany)

2009

Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal, Canada)