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Xac Denton receives the Spring 2019 OICR Fellowship in Critical Theory + Filmmaking

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Xac Denton is interested in the intersection, and occasional collapse, of time and space, light and sound.  An award-winning creative producer hailing from Northwest Arkansas, he first studied Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, before enrolling at John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where he graduated in 2009, with a B.S. in Digital Media Arts with an emphasis in Filmmaking.  He was named Best Director at the John Brown Annual Film Festival for Destiny and Chance, a film inspired by the life and work of Philip K. Dick, as well as Best Editor for the music video This Time I’m Leaving.  In 2007, he was a visiting artist in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, where his work, sponsored by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, was exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery.  He has worked as a video and motion-graphics producer, editor, and compositor on behalf of companies like Big-Giant, for which he created three of the video loops for Nike’s “Camp Victory” installation at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  His film work increasingly focuses on paradoxes of time, as exemplified in Philip K. Dick’s 1978 speech “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall apart Two Days Later.”

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