This is the official account for Michael Betancourt, who is a movie maker, artist, historian/theorist and curator.
His writing been translated into Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
His book, The History of Motion Graphics: From Avant-Garde to Industry in the United States, is a survey of the relationship between the historical abstract film and contemporary motion graphics, focused on visual music as central to this transformation. He has written extensively on VJ practices, visual music, and new media, while exhibiting his movies, site-specific installations, and non-traditional art forms in unseen, unusual, or public spaces since 1992. His study of juxtaposed and composited image structures, Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or, the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space is forthcoming from Focal Press.