Return has screened at a number of international film and video art festivals, including being chosen to be among Videoholica's Special Selection in 2012 and CologneOFF's touring program.

Return
Owen Eric Wood (Canada)
video, 2011, 5 min.

I am globalized. I have limitless access to different places and cultures. I confront foreign languages and alternative ways of living. I am in awe. However, the familiar surroundings of home now seem strange. My national and ethnic identities have been erased. I belong everywhere and nowhere.

In this video self-portrait, I express my experiences of migration, including both temporary migration (as a tourist) and long-term migration (as a resident). Is it possible to connect to foreign lands? Is international travel erasing ethnic and national identity? Does the experience leave the traveler feeling lost?

 
 
SCREENINGS

2014

Art Souterrain (Montreal, Canada)

2013

Black Box screening series "Video-Stories" (Kulturhuset Borgen Gislaved, Sweden)
Visionart Exhibition, Visionaria Int'l Film Festival (Piombino, Italy)
ARES Film and Media Festival (Syracus, Italy)
Festival Internacional de Videoart de Camagüey (Camagüey City, Cuba)
Videoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Identité (Montreal, Canada)
Festival Internacional de Videoart de Camagüey (Camagüey City, Cuba)
CeC Carnival of eCreativity - CologneOFF 2013 India II (Sattal, India)
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Cologne OFF 2013 U.S.A. (Newark, NJ, U.S.A.)

2012

Cologne International Videoart Festival @ FIVA Video Art Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
art:screen Fest (Orebro, Sweden)
Alone Together (Surrey, B.C., Canada)
Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse, France)
CologneOFF Hungary at BuSho Budapest International Shortfilm Festival (Budapest, Hungary)
A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012: videoart in a global context (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Close Up Vallarta International Festival of Video Creation (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Visionaria International Video Festival (Piombino, Italy)
FILE RIO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

2011

Windsor International Film Festival (Windsor, ON, Canada)
Portobello Film Festival (London, U.K.)
FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil)