" For me, film is a self-aware illusion that presents itself as illusion. If it has reality, it is the reality of an audience member sitting in a chair. "
Wes Rickert is an absurdist sound poet, film maker, visual artist and philosopher. His feature length arthouse films represent his passion and ideas concerning anti-film.
"Wax Wings", 2019, Canada, (72 minutes), received honourable mention from the 2019 LA Underground Film Forum for unique contribution to cinema, and honourable mention from the 2019 Experimental Forum for unique contribution to cinema.
"Reality River Snow Job", 2017, Canada, (99 minutes), received honourable mention from the 2017 LA Underground Film Forum for unique contribution to cinema.
"The Road To Elsinore", 2016, Canada, (98 minutes), was official selection for 2016 BLOW-UP, Chicago International Arthouse FILMFEST, official selection for 2017 Annual Copenhagen Film Festival and SEMI-FINALIST for the 2017 European Film Festival (Mainstream & underground).
His absurdist writing & photographs have been published in "Maintenant -A Journal of Contemporary Dada", Three Rooms Press, NYC. USA, #9, (2015), #10, (2016), #11, (2017), #12, (2018), #13, (2019). He is one half of the Canadian electronic art noise band Burning Iceberg, co-founder of the 1000 Islands Film & Stage Artist Residency and co-founder of the 253469 Institute.
" My information packed anti-films are based in what is now a long established tradition of anti-theatre, written by playwrights such as Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Hanke, Pinter & Stoppard, even so, the structure of my films still has the power to repel the average viewer."
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Wax Wings - a comedy of ideas2019
    Experimental, Feature
    Reality River Snow Job2017
    Experimental, Feature
    The Road To Elsinore2016
    Experimental
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Wax Wings - a comedy of ideas2019
    Experimental, Feature
    Reality River Snow Job2017
    Experimental, Feature
    The Road To Elsinore2016
    Experimental
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Wax Wings - a comedy of ideas2019
    Experimental, Feature
    Reality River Snow Job2017
    Experimental, Feature
    The Road To Elsinore2016
    Experimental
" For me, film is a self-aware illusion that presents itself as illusion. If it has reality, it is the reality of an audience member sitting in a chair. "
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