FILMOGRAPHY- JOHN WOODMAN

Apertures, 1977, 8mins, 16mm, B/W, silent.

Light Movements, 1977, 11mins, 16mm, colour, silent.

Pear Tree, 1977, 14mins, Super8, colour, silent.

Dawn and Dusk, 1977, 8mins, 16mm, colour, silent.

From Four Seasons, 1977, 11mins, 16mm, colour, 4 screen, silent.

Time Flow, 1977, 8mins, 2 screen, colour, silent.

Beach Fragments, 1978, 6mins, Super8, colour, silent.

Observational Series, 1978, 18min, Super8, colour, silent.

Pebbles, 1979, 18mins, Super8, 2 screen, colour, silent.

Spider, 1979, 11mins, 16mm, colour, silent.

Bridge Farm, 1979, 7mins, 16mm, 2 screen, colour, silent.

Bridge, 1980, 10mins, 16mm, silent.

Reflections on my Shadow, 1980, 30mins, Super8, colour, silent.

NEXT DOOR, 1981, 83mins. 16mm, colour, sound in collaboration with Jean Matthee and Alan Stocker

DOUBLE DOORS, 1981, 9mins, Super 8, 2 screen, colour, silent, in collaboration with Jean Matthee

Film installations by Roger Polley and John Woodman shown over a seventeen year period (1983-2000) in numerous galleries and cinema venues throughout the UK and Europe. Also contributed to the Arts Council’s Filmmakers on Tour Scheme.

Greenhouse, 1999, Roger Polley and John Woodman, 10’, sound, colour, video (VHS) and digital video.

NOVEMBER MORNING, 2010, 12’, Digital video, sound

After the Storm, 2010, 7’58, Digital Video, sound

Pass, 2011, 4’, Digital Video, sound (Observational Series 2)

Greetings from Collioure, 2011, 13’41, Digital Video, sound

Magnolia Tree and Pink, 2011, 10’31, Digital Video, sound

It Came to Pass, 2011, 2’58, Digital Video, sound. (Observational Series 2)

Sunspot, 2011, 10’44, Digital Video, sound

Blue Boat, 2011, 5’50, Digital Video, sound (Observational Series 2)

Sarcophagus, 2011, 3’06, Digital Video, sound (Observational Series 2)

Wood, 2011, 4’ 25, Digital Video, sound (Observational Series 2)

Coniston- October 2011, 5’03, Digital Video, sound (Observational Series 2)

Light of the Moon, 2011, Digital Video, sound

Ruskin’s Pond, 2012, 9’42, Digital Video, sound (extract from larger work premiered Brantwood, 2012)

Ruskin’s Ponds, 2012, 216’ 22 Digital video sections, sound, 2 screen installation

BECK, 2012, 45’17, Digital Video, sound

Fields in Winter, 2012, 2’31’ Digital video, sound, (Observational Series 2)

Morning Rain, 2012, 3’16, Digital video, sound, (Observational Series 2)

After Vermeer, 2012, 5’37, Digital video, Sound

Sunday Morning, 2012, 3’59, Digital video, sound, (Observational Series 2)

Mountain Cloud, 2012, 6’23, Digital video, sound

Homage to the Sun, 2013, 13’49, Digital video, sound

Observational Series 2, 2015, 98 mins, Digital video, sound/silent

Pastoral, 2015, 39 mins, Digital video, sound

The Road to Priory Farm (After Cezanne), 2015, 14 mins, Digital video, silent

The Road to Priory Farm (After Cezanne) 2, 2015, 16 mins, Digital video, silent 

Mists and Fogs, 2015, 45mins, sound/silent

FIELDS IN MIST, 2015, 8’42, Digital Video, silent

READING LIGHT- Self Portrait, 2016, 98mins 50secs, Digital video

SEQUENCES (Lament for the lost), 2016, 5mins, Digital Video, silent

THE SEPARATION, 2016, 6 mins, Digital Video, silent

STRETCH OF BEACH, 2016, 3’19, Digital video, sound

FIRST LIGHT, 2018, 20’ 40  Digital video, sound

ROCKPOOL, 2018, 7’28, Digital video, silent

VESUVIUS, 2018, 3’ 23, Digital video, silent

THE CAFE (After Renoir), 2018, 4’51, Digital video, sound

THE VOYAGE, 2018, 3’50, Digital video, silent

CLOUD STUDY, 2018, 2’21, digital video, silent

CORNFIELD, 2019 (revised), 24’21, digital video, silent

CORNFIELD (Twin Screen version), 13’, digital video, silent

APPEARANCE, 2019, 8’07, Digital Video, sound

SILENT LIGHT, 2019, 5’32, Digital video, silent

SHOAL OF SMALL FISH, 2019, 4’37, Digital video, silent

DOING TIME, 2020, 20’39 Digital video, sound

TIME AFTER TIME – AFTER VAN GOGH, 2020, 30’14, Digital video, sound

THE GOLDFINCH (After Fabritius), 2020, 4’31, Digital video, silent

REFLECTIONS ON MY SHADOW (Series 2), 2020, 6’38. Digital video, sound-ongoing

LIGHT PATH, 2020, 6’17, Digital video, silent

BEECH TREE- ILLUMINATION, 2010-2020, 87 mins, Digital video, sound (short version 26’34)

BEECH TREE- APPEARANCE, 2010-2020, 49 mins, Digital video, sound (short version 26’34)

BEECH TREE- 2 screen version, 2010-2020, 26’34, Digital video, silent

12, 2020, 2’50,  Digital video, silent

24, 2020, 5’51,  Digital video, sound

AFTER CANALETTO, 2020, 12’06, Digital video, silent

LIGHT AND DARK, 2021, 47’15, Digital video, Sound/silent,

AFTERIMAGES – Incidental Appropriations, 2021, 102 mins, Sound/silent

TWICE IN A BLUE MOON (After Nokomis), 2021, 29’30, Digital video, sound


Landscape films made between 1977-83 screened in various cinemas and galleries including the London Filmmakers Co-op and ICA.

Landscape Films – John Woodman 1977-82. DVD (LUX, 2013). Includes a booklet and an introductory essay by Malcolm Le Grice.


FILM INSTALLATIONS 1979-85, Roger Polley and John Woodman

Installation – ‘Landscape Films’ 2012, Oriel Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen, UK

Installation- On Ruskin’s Pond, Brantwood, Cumbria, 2012

‘Scattered Showers- Forms of Weather’, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, March 2013;

BFI- National Film Theatre, Environmental Agency: A Landscape Film Programme, March 2013

Lucca International Film Festival, screening Ruskin’s Pond, Italy, September 2013 

Screening/presentation of film work ‘Landscape Films’ at the Society for Education in Film and Television (SCREEN) conference; ‘Landscape and the Environment’, University of Glasgow, 2014

RUSKIN’S PONDS Installation exhibited at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 2015

Screening of PEAR TREE, FROM FOUR SEASONS and LIGHT MOVEMENTS at the Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, September 2019.

Installation- the Biennale of Art and Film Festival, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan, 2019

BFI National Film Theatre, Experimenta Mixatape Programme, February 2020

Online streaming programme WATER curated by XVIIX, film: ROCKPOOL, May 2020

Screening of THE SEPARATION at the Religion and Art Symposium, Goldsmiths College, November 2020 

‘On Trickling Away. Concepts of Time in Contemporary Art’, Installation/Kunstmuseum Reutlingen, f 2022

LIGHT CONE, Preview Show, Filmmaker Focus Programme: John Woodman, 2022

Nature and Culture Film Festival-poetic film, Copenhagen-forthcoming


Screenings of NOVEMBER MORNING 2011- 2022

Royal Academy of Arts (Summer show 2011)

28th Kasselar Documentary Film Festival (Experimental), Dokfest, Kassel, Germany, 2011 

Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival of Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany, 2012

Oriel Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales, 2012

Frankfurter Kunstverein, installation/exhibition of video, Frankfurt, Germany, 2013

Kunstmuseum Reutlingen/konkret, Germany, 2022


Screenings of FIELDS IN MIST in 2016

Lisbon International Film Festival

AVIFF Cannes

Venice Film Week

Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival, Mongolia, Golden Reel Award 

Swedish International Film Festival

Underground FilmFest, Munich

Buchheim Museum, Munich

Verona International Film Festival, Italy

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, (experimental documentary), CZ

Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, USA, special mention

Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, China

Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York


Screening of FIELDS IN MIST IN 2022

Golden Ger International Film Festival, Mongolian Institute


Screenings of THE SEPARATION in 2017

Monologue Film Festival, New York

Edinburgh International Film Festival

ONE SHOT International Film Festival, Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia

Bogota International Film Festival, Columbia

Switzerland International Film Festival- Experimental film

Slow Short Film Festival, UK, semi-finalist

Los Angeles Underground Film Festival, honorary mention


Screenings of THE SEPARATION in 2018/2019

LES INATTENDUS Film Festival, Lyon, France

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (library) France 

NOMADICA, Bologna, Italy, WEEKEND COI MORTI

Austrian International Film Festival, Vienna

Milan International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival


Screenings of THE SEPARATION in 2020

London International film Festival

Madrid Art Film Festival- Experimental, 

Beijing Film Festival, China, 

Religion and Art Symposium, Goldsmiths College, London


Screenings of THE SEPARATION in 2021

VASTLAB EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival, LA, USA


Screenings of FIRST LIGHT (TREES IN WINTER) in 2018-2022

Switzerland International Film Festival-Experimental Film

Bayaman International Film Festival, Puerto Rica

Findecoin Independent International Film Festival, Venezuela

Clermont- Ferrand Short Film Festival (library), France

AmbienteCinema, Turin, Italy

Biennale of Art and Film Festival 2019, The Museum of Kyoto, Japan

Budapest Capital Filmakers Festival, semi-finalist

ONE SHOT International Film Festival, Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia

Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, honorary mention

Online streaming programme GROUNDED curated by XVIIX

Tagore International Film Festival, India, Award winner

DRUK International Film Festival, Bhutan, Award winner


Screenings of APPEARANCE in 2019

Austrian International Film Festival, Vienna

64th Cork International Film Festival, Ireland – ‘Free Radicals’ Experimental Film Programme

CutLog -Artists Moving Image, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2019. Horsecross Arts Moving Image purchase Award.


Screenings of APPEARANCE in 2020

LES INATTENDUS Film Festival, Lyon, France

Screening/installation at Threshold Artspace, Horsecross Arts, Perth Concert Hall

Screening at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee

Switzerland International Film Festival- Experimental film

LA Underground Film Forum, special mention

CutLog- Artists Moving Image- online streaming programme

Rome Independent Film Awards


Screenings of BEECH TREE in 2022 (To date)

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania, Semi- finalist

ECRA Experimental Film Festival, Museum of Modern Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fescilmar International Film Festival, Spain

Festival International ‘La Cruz y el Mar’ (the cross and the sea), Venezuela

Experimental Films Online, Mexico -(BEECH TREE-ILLUMINATION)

Experimental Films Online, Mexico -(BEECH TREE-TWIN SCREEN)


Screenings of LIGHT AND DARK in 2021 (To date)

LA Underground Film Forum – Honourable Mention

IMMAGINA Experimental Film Festival, Naples, Italy


Screenings of THE GOLDFINCH (After Fabritius) in 2021 (To date)

ONE SHOT International Film Festival, Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia


Screenings of TWICE IN A BLUE MOON (After Nokomis) in 2022 (To date)

Tagore International Film Festival, India, Award winner

DRUK International Film Festival, Bhutan, Award winner

ONE SHOT International Film Festival, Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Armenia

Los Angeles Underground Film Forum- special mention

Nature and Culture Film Festival, poetic film, Copenhagen-forthcoming

Florence International Film Festival


Films in the BFI’S Film Archive Collection

Films in the LUX UK collection and distribution

Films in the LIGHT CONE collection and distribution, Paris

Films in the Collectif Jeune Cinema collection and distribution, Paris

Films in Canyon Cinema’s collection and distribution, San Francisco

Work in the V&A collection -Book Works

Work in the Arts Council Collection

Work in the Usher Gallery Collection

Work in the The New Art Gallery Collection, Walsall

Work in the Brantwood Collection

Film in the Horsecross Arts, Museum Collection of Contemporary Art and moving image

Work in the Dorset Museum Collection

Work in the Tullie House Fine Art Collection

Nevada Museum of Art, Archive and collection, USA (in progress) 

 

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